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Are You Prepared? Upcoming ATO Obligations for the Month Ahead

It's that time again! Prepare now for your ATO obligations of September quarter activity statement (BAS) and Superannuation Guarantee payments.

Don't miss the deadlines!

Our experts can make the lodgement process easy, accurate, and efficient. Let us handle your BAS preparation or help make sure your super is set up correctly within your accounting system.

Your September BAS is due soon

Your BAS obligations is due soon!
September BAS

If you are lodging your own quarterly activity statement you need to lodge and pay by the 28th of October.

If you lodge using our registered agent electronic services you will have until the 25th of November to lodge and pay 😉

  • Have you allocated all bank transactions to the correct accounts?

  • Have you verified that the bank balance listed in your accounting software matches the balance in your bank account?

  • Do you have tax invoices and receipts for all business-related transactions?

  • Have you checked the GST tax codes for all transactions?

  • Have you checked tricky transactions like agency arrangements, insurance or overseas purchases for GST tax code accuracy?

  • Have you got paperwork for asset purchases or new finance arrangements?

  • Do you need to include figures for PAYG instalment, fringe benefits tax, or fuel tax credits?

  • If you have to report PAYG withholding for employees, you also need to check that your payroll categories and tax calculations are correct for the quarter, (or last month for employers who lodge a monthly IAS).

Checking the figures at each of the BAS reporting labels means your statements are more likely to be accurate and less likely to need GST or PAYGW adjustments at the end of the financial year.

This results in you having a more accurate picture of your liabilities throughout the year and being able to plan accordingly.

Would you like more time to prepare and lodge your BAS? If you lodge using our registered agent electronic services you will have until the 25th of November to lodge and pay.

Talk to us if we can assist with preparing your activity statement or reviewing your business accounting systems and processes to make it easy, accurate and efficient.

Your September quarter super guarantee is due soon

Your super obligations are due soon!
Super obligations

Prepare now for your quarterly superannuation guarantee (SG) contribution lodgement and payment.

Here’s what you need to review:

  • Have you allocated all payroll related bank transactions to the correct accounts?

  • Have you checked for errors such as duplicate pay runs?

  • Have you checked that all payroll categories used this quarter have had super correctly applied or excluded?

  • Have you checked superannuation accrual reports for accuracy?

  • Do you have any salary sacrifice amounts to include?

  • Have you had to make any termination payments this quarter? If so, check which payroll categories should have super calculated or exempted.

  • Do you have complete and up-to-date contact details and a super choice form for all employees?

  • If new employees have not provided super choice details, have you checked with the ATO for stapled super fund details you can pay into?

Most superannuation clearing houses (including SuperStream compliant software companies) require payment by the 14th of the month in order to distribute the funds to the relevant super funds for each employee.

If you use the ATO Small business Clearing House (SBSCH) you have until the 28th to lodge and pay.

Checking the figures thoroughly each quarter ensures that you report and pay accurate amounts for each employee. You will also have a more accurate picture of your superannuation liability and be able to plan accordingly.

REMEMBER: To make your payments on time to avoid penalties.

Superannuation calculations can be difficult if your payroll software is not set up for correct accruals of superannuation guarantee. We can help review your super setup and the SG accounts used in your accounting software.

Have questions relating to your upcoming obligations? Reach out!

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