Taxes For Dummies
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Forget birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas and instead, punctuate your diary with a list of tax deadlines. Here’s a summary of the deadlines that every Australian bookkeeper needs to know about in order to stay out of trouble.

Australian Bookkeeping Deadlines
Business Activity Statements Monthly payments: 21 days after the end of each month. Quarterly payments: 28 days after the end of each quarter, except for the December quarter, where the deadline is February 28
Payment ummaries July 14
Annual withholding declaration August 14
Superannuation 28 days after the end of each month or quarter, depending on the fund
PAYG withholding tax 21 days after the end of the month for monthly payments, or 28 days after the end of the quarter for quarterly payments
Valentine’s Day February 14. Remember chocolates, red wine and roses or terrible consequences may ensue
New Zealand Bookkeeping Deadlines
GST return 28 days after the end of each reporting period, with the exception of the November period, when the deadline is 15 January, and the March period, when the deadline is 7 May
PAYE tax and KiwiSaver 20 days after the end of each month

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Eric Tyson, MBA, is the author of Investing For Dummies, Personal Finance For Dummies, and Investing in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies. Ray Brown, a real estate professional for more than 40 years, is the best-selling co-author of Home Buying For Dummies. Margaret Atkins Munro, EA, has more than 30 years of experience in trusts, estates, family tax, and small businesses. She lectures for the IRS annually at its volunteer tax preparer programs.

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