Payroll tax due dates
You must lodge and pay your payroll tax returns on time to avoid unpaid tax interest (UTI) and penalties. You can lodge your returns online through QRO Online.
Periodic returns and payments are due 7 days after the end of the return period (i.e. monthly or half-yearly). If a due date is on a weekend or a public holiday, the due date is the next business day.
Annual returns and payments are due by 21 July each year.
Final returns and payments are due within 21 days of a change of status.
Mental health levy final returns and payments are due within 21 days after the end of a designated group employer’s periodic return period in which a change of status occurs.
To help you meet your payroll tax obligations, the following table sets out the specific dates for lodging and paying your periodic returns and the annual return.
|Due date||Return period|
|16 January 2023||
|7 February 2023||January 2023 monthly periodic|
|7 March 2023||February 2023 monthly periodic|
|11 April 2023||March 2023 monthly periodic|
|8 May 2023||April 2023 monthly periodic|
|7 June 2023||May 2023 monthly periodic|
|21 July 2023||2022–23 annual return, includes wages for June period|
|7 August 2023||July 2023 monthly periodic|
|7 September 2023||August 2023 monthly periodic|
|9 October 2023||September 2023 monthly periodic|
|7 November 2023||October 2023 monthly periodic|
|7 December 2023||November 2023 monthly periodic|
|15 January 2024||
- Get help with QRO Online.
- See how to lodge a periodic return.
- Find out how to lodge an annual return.