Newsletter March 2024

Mar 25, 2024 | News


Director ID and Penalties For Not Applying

Directors Who Have Not Met Their Obligations

The Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) continues to engage with directors who haven’t met their obligations, and if you are a director of an organisation that has yet to apply for a Director ID, you may be contacted.

Actions that may be taken if a director fails to apply include:

  • Being asked to attend an interview with a delegate of the Registrar to explain why they haven’t obtained one, and/or
  • Referral to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to consider investigation and prosecution.

Director ID Offences

It’s a criminal offence for a director to not apply on time, and information about the penalties will be included in the correspondence being issued. You can learn more about
director ID penalties and offences
from the ABRS website.

How Your Bookkeeper Can Help

Directors may request assistance from their Bookkeeper to support them in applying for a Director ID. However, as per law, an authorised agent can only assist with this process, but
cannot complete the application on the director’s behalf. The fastest way is to
apply online at If a director is unable to apply online, they can phone the ABRS on
13 62 50.

For more information about who needs a director ID and how to apply,

ATO Lodgement Dates

These dates are from the ATO website and do not take into account possible extensions.

You remain responsible for ensuring that the necessary information is with us in time.

ATO Due dates by month
to check monthly lodgment and payment dates.

BAS/IAS Monthly Lodgements
Final dates for lodgements and payments:

March Activity Statement:
21 April 2024

April Activity Statement:
21 May 2024

BAS Quarterly Lodgements
Final dates for lodgements and payments:

3rd Quarter 2024 Financial Year:
March Qtr (incl. PAYGI)

28 April 2024

4th Quarter 2024 Financial Year:
June Qtr (incl. PAYGI)

28 July 2024

When a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday*, you can lodge or pay on the next business day.

*A day that is a public holiday for the whole of any state or territory in Australia.

Due date for super guarantee contributions:

3rd Quarter 2024 Financial Year:
January to March 2024 – contributions must

be in the fund

by 28 April 2024

4th Quarter 2024 Financial Year:
April to June 2024 – contributions must

be in the fund

by 28 July 2024

Late payments of superannuation are not tax deductible. If your business has overdue superannuation guarantee payments and you are unsure of how to proceed, please contact us to discuss.

All or any advice contained in this newsletter is of a general nature only and may not apply to your individual business circumstances.

For specific advice relating to your specific situation, please contact your accountant or contact us for further discussion.

Symmetrii Pty Ltd
+61 (02) 4339 7870


Suite F 78 York St, East Gosford NSW 2250

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