• How do I lodge an activity statement?

    In this example, the following activity statement obligations will be completed:

    • Goods and services tax (GST) – Option 1
    • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
    • PAYG instalment – Option 1.

      Watch our ‘Lodging an activity statement through the business portal’ video 


     Do the following steps:

    1. Choose Activity statement in the left navigation bar and the Activity statement list screen will be displayed.
    2. Select the Business activity statement from the Not lodged list and the Completed activity statement – details screen will be displayed.
    3. Select the Next button and the Completed activity statement – Goods and services tax - options selection screen will be displayed. This screen is only displayed when you are entitled to select or change your GST reporting option.
    4. Select a radio button to choose your GST reporting option and the Completed activity statement – Goods and services tax – option 1 screen will be displayed.
    5. Enter your GST amounts if not using the worksheet.
    6. Select the Next button and the Completed activity statement – Pay as you go withholding screen will be displayed.
    7. Enter your PAYG withholding amounts.
    8. Select the Next button and the Complete activity statement – Pay as you go instalment – options selection screen will be displayed. This screen is only displayed when you are entitled to select your PAYG instalment reporting option.
    9. Select a radio button to choose your PAYG instalment reporting option.
    10. Select the Next button and the Completed activity statement – Pay as you go instalment – option 1 screen will be displayed. This screen displays the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) calculated PAYG instalment amount at T7.
    11. Select the Next button if you accept the instalment amount at T7 and the Completed activity statement – summary screen will be displayed. This screen displays the amounts that you have entered on previous screens.
    12. Verify that the amounts are correct.
    13. Select the Next button and the submit screen will be displayed. This will send the activity statement to the ATO.
    14. Estimate the time taken to complete this activity statement by filling in the Hours and Minutes boxes.
    15. Read the declaration, and if you agree, select the Submit button to sign this transaction using your digital signature and the Completed activity statement – lodgment receipt screen will be displayed. This screen is displayed after you have signed the digital transaction and lodged the activity statement.
    16. Select the Next button to view the current account balance and payment methods.

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