With so many compliance dates to remember in the next quarter, we have prepared a summary for businesses to keep you on track of your business obligations in the lead up to the end of the financial year.
Obligations and Key Dates
|Super Guarantee Obligation||22 June 2022|
|Owner’s Super Contribution||22 June 2022|
|FBT Reporting||27 June 2022|
|Other Operational Strategies||30 June 2022|
|Closely Held STP Reporting||14 July 2022|
|Finalisation of STP Reporting for 2021 FY||14 July 2022|
|Implement STP Phase 2*||1 January 2022|
|June Payroll Tax and Annual Reconciliation||21 July 2022|
|Super Guarantee Obligation (if not paid before 30 June)||28 July 2022|
|Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR)||28 August 2022|
Click on these tabs to see the details of each entry.
- Super Guarantee
- Owner’s Super Contribution
- Fringe Benefit Tax
- Other Operational Strategies
- Closely Held STP
- STP Reporting
- Update to STP Phase 2
- June Payroll Tax
- Superannuation Deadline
- Taxable Payments (TPAR)
DUE 22 June 2022
Superannuation is money a business pays to its employees’ nominated superfund to provide for their retirement.
As part of AAG Tax Planning Strategies, we encourage the business owner to pay Superannuation Guarantee (SG) by 22 June 2022 to obtain a tax deduction in this financial year.
(Even though it is not due until 30 June 2022, the 22 June date allows enough time for the super clearinghouse to process the payment).
To qualify for a tax deduction, your SG contribution payments must be made each quarter to your employees’ nominated super funds by the quarterly due dates for SG contributions.
DUE 22 June 2022
Superannuation contributions have a cap on the amount that can be a tax deduction for each employee in a financial year. For the 2021/2022 year, the limit is $27,500 for all ages.
If you want to make additional superannuation contributions up to your cap of $27,500, please ensure to do it by 22 June 2022.
Tax-Deductible Contributions to the superfund will be taxed at 15%, while your individual tax rate can go up to 47%, meaning a maximum tax savings of 32% for contribution.
(FBT) Reporting, Lodging and Paying DUE 21 May 2022 to 27 June 2022
(see specific dates below)
A fringe benefit is a ‘payment’ to an employee, but in a different form to salary or wages, like allowing an employee to use a work car for private purposes, paying an employee’s gym membership, providing entertainment by way of free tickets to concerts, reimbursing an expense incurred by an employee, such as school fees, etc.
Employers must lodge a fringe benefits tax (FBT) return if they have a liability – also known as a fringe benefits taxable amount – for an FBT year (1 April to 31 March).
If you prepare your own FBT return:
For the FBT year ended 31 March 2022, you can lodge up to 25 June 2022 without incurring a failure to lodge (FTL) penalty. The payment due date is 21 May 2022.
If you have a tax agent that lodges your return electronically, the due date to lodge and pay is 27 June 2022.
To clarify the changes to Fringe Benefits Tax for 2022, click here.
DUE 30 June 2022
- Review Accounts Receivables Ledger (Debtors) and write-off any bad debts
- Review Stock on Hand and write off obsolete stock
- Review Work in Progress
- Bring forward tax-deductible purchases such as repairs, accounting software, office expenses and donations.
- Pay director’s fees or dividends and staff bonuses
- Defer Invoicing and receiving income
- Prepay expenses for up to 12 months, e.g. interest, insurance, rent, subscriptions and business travel
- Structure the Timing of Capital Gains and/or Losses
- Review your Division 7A Loans
- Review Personal Tax Deductions
Reporting DUE 14 July 2022
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is an initiative by the ATO that changes the way employers report on employee payments, including salary and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation.
From 1 July 2021, amounts paid to closely held payees must be reported through STP. If you’re a small employer, you can report these amounts on or before each payday, or you can choose to report this information quarterly.
If you have any other payees (also known as arm’s length employees), they must be reported on or before each payday.
Click here for more details or contact us for assistance.
Finalisation of STP Reporting for 2022 Financial Year DUE 14 July 2022
Under STP, employers will send payroll information to the ATO simultaneously as they pay their employees, typically weekly, fortnightly or monthly, via their payroll software.
You will need to finalise your STP information and make a finalisation declaration to the ATO at the end of the financial year. This tells ATO that your data is complete, and ATO will change your employees’ income statement to ‘Tax ready’.
You can make a finalisation declaration for an employee during the financial year (for example, for employees who have ceased employment) or after the end of the financial year up to 14 July.
The expansion of STP, also known as STP Phase 2, is designed to reduce the reporting burden for employers who need to report information about their employees to multiple government agencies. It will also help Services Australia’s customers, who may be your employees, get the correct payment at the right time.
The mandatory start date for Phase 2 reporting is 1 January 2022 unless your Digital service provider (DSP) has applied for a deferral for their customers. XERO and MYOB have both applied for extensions accordingly. Quickbooks has already implemented Phase 2. If your payroll is not processed through STP enabled software, please advise us.
Both June Payroll Tax and Annual Reconciliation are DUE 21 July 2022
Payroll tax is a state or territory tax that you have to pay when your total Australian wages are over the tax-free threshold for the relevant state or territory.
(Western Australia’s threshold is $1,000,000 pa)
If you are required to report monthly or quarterly payroll tax, you will be required to do two reports by 21 July 2022:
- June quarter / monthly return; and
- Annual reconciliation returns
Super Guarantee Obligation (if not paid before June 30) DUE 28 July 2022
Pay Superannuation Guarantee (SG) for the quarter ended 30 June 2022 by 28 July 2022
(if you didn’t pay before 30 June to get a tax deduction in the 2021/2022 year)
Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) DUE 28 August 2022
From 1 July 2019, businesses in the Building and Construction, Cleaning, Courier, Security Industries or IT Services who have paid for contractors throughout the year must lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR).
Your TPAR will be due for lodgement by 28 August 2022 and will report all contractors’ payments made during the 2022 Financial Year (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022).
Click here to work out if you need to lodge a TPAR.
If your business falls under an industry that needs to report to the ATO and you think you require assistance to review contractors’ payments and/or lodging the TPAR, please get in touch.