BAS agent lodgment program 2016–17

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The BAS agent lodgment program 2016–17 includes:

  • lodgment and payment concessions when you electronically lodge eligible quarterly activity statements
  • a lodgment concession for pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual reports (not the closely held concession).

To ensure your clients receive the full lodgment program concessions, you should lodge activity statements (monthly December and quarterly activity statements) using one of the following:

Lodgment and payment due dates and concessional dates

The lodgment program due dates for quarterly activity statements do not show on your client lists. The concessional due date for quarterly activity statements will be automatically updated online after you have lodged your clients’ activity statements electronically.

Table 1: BAS agent concessions

Monthly lodgment obligation

Due date

BAS agent concession for lodgment and payment if lodging by the BAS Agent Portal, PLS or ECI

Activity statement

21st of the following month


The electronic lodgment and payment concession does not apply to standard monthly activity statements.

December activity statement

21 January

21 February – December monthly business activity statements for small business clients (up to $10 million turnover) who report GST monthly and lodge electronically using a registered agent.

Quarterly lodgment obligation

Original due date

BAS agent concession for lodgment and payment if lodging by the BAS Agent Portal, PLS or ECI

Quarter 4, 2015–16

28 July 2016

25 August 2016

Quarter 1, 2016–17

28 October 2016

25 November 2016

Quarter 2, 2016–17

28 February 2017


The Quarter 2 lodgment due date is more than eight weeks after the end of the quarter, which is similar to the electronic lodgment concession available for the other three quarters. As a result, lodgment concessions are not available for Quarter 2.

Quarter 3, 2016–17

28 April 2017

26 May 2017

Quarter 4, 2016–17

28 July 2017

25 August 2017

To be confirmed when the BAS agent lodgment program 2017–18 is developed.

Other lodgment obligations

Registered BAS agents can also lodge:

  • a PAYG withholding payment summary annual report
  • a super guarantee charge (SGC) statement – quarterly form
  • a taxable payments annual report
  • payment summaries, employee termination payments, gross wages, allowances, PAYG withholding and other taxable and non-taxable payroll items
  • a tax file number declaration on behalf of a client
  • an application to the Registrar for an Australian business number on behalf of a client.

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If you cannot lodge on time

If you or your clients cannot lodge by the lodgment program dates because of exceptional or unforeseen circumstances beyond your or your clients' control, you can request a deferral.

If you request a deferral, you must provide supporting reasons.

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Last modified: 26 Oct 2016QC 34553