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  • Taxpayers with overdue tax returns

    All taxpayers operating on a standard year (not a SAP) with one or more prior year tax returns overdue as at 30 June 2018 must lodge their 2018 tax return by 31 October 2018:

    • Companies and super funds that must lodge by this date must pay any 2017–18 income tax liability by 1 December 2018.
    • Individuals and trusts must pay by the date on their notice of assessment.

    If all overdue prior year tax returns are lodged by 31 October 2018, the 2018 tax return will be due according to the tax agent’s normal lodgment program. This update for the 2017–18 year can take up to three weeks to appear on your client list.

    You do not need to apply for a deferral for the 2018 tax return, provided you have lodged the prior years by 31 October 2018.

    The overdue prior year returns may be subject to penalties and interest when lodged.

    If a tax return is not lodged for a particular year because there is no obligation to lodge, notify us that a return is not necessary by 30 June. This will ensure that the correct lodgment due date for the current year is set for your client. It also means we will not contact you unnecessarily about your client's unlodged documents.

    Keeping your client list up to date and removing clients who no longer use your services is an important component of managing your lodgment program. It also helps in calculating your on-time lodgment performance more accurately.

    Last modified: 02 Jul 2018QC 34566