Employee Fringe Benefits

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year runs from 01 April to 31 March.  If you have paid any benefits to an employee during the year, including working directors, you may need to include these on an FBT return.

These may include (but are not limited to)

  • Accomodation
  • Motor Vehicles including parking
  • Christmas party or other forms of employee entertainment

You can see a list of fringe benefits here.

If you think this may relate to your business please get in touch with your tax agent as soon as possible.

Lodgement Due Dates

Monthly BAS and IAS – 21st of following month.

Quarterly BAS 3 – (Jan-Mar 2024) 25th May 2024 (if lodged by your tax or BAS Agent)

Single Touch Payroll – You are required to report a pay event to the ATO on or before the pay day.

Quarterly super guarantee payments – 28th day following end of quarter*

  • Jan-Mar 2024 – 28th April 2024

Monthly Payroll Tax – 7th of following month

*Note: your required super contributions must be received by the funds by 28th day following the end of a quarter.  Allow time for clearing houses to pass on payments.
You may need to remit super monthly if:
  • Your employees are making personal contributions
  • The employee’s Award requires it
  • It’s a requirement of the fund for insurance purposes

New ATO on-line learning platform

From the ATO “Essentials to strengthen your small business is a flexible and free online learning resource for small businesses, educators and tax professionals to share and use with their staff, students and clients. There are currently 21 short courses covering topics such as record keeping, cash flow, deductions, GST and super.

Share this resource with your small business clients to help them get the basics right and improve their business knowledge. They can choose a learning pathway relevant to them, depending on where they are in the business lifecycle.”

Employee leave over the holiday season


Employers and employees need to start planning how their businesses will operate during the end-of-year holiday season.

Many businesses get busier and may need their employees to work more hours and on public holidays. Other businesses may shut down (also known as a ‘close down’) or reduce their staff numbers.

Find out about the rules and entitlements during the end-of-year holiday season that may affect you.