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To access the Lodgment details for a return, click Return Properties > PAYG/Lodge Tab. This tab contains details of:

  • Last Year Tax Paid

  • PAYG Instalments Paid last year against next year's estimated income

  • Current Year Lodgment information

Company and Fund Returns only

Date of establishment/incorporation

Enter the date that the company was incorporated or the fund was established.

Other Return Types

Last Year

Amt payable/refRefers to the taxpayer's tax liability for the previous year (does not apply to Partnerships). This amount is rolled over from the previous year's estimate if the return exists on the system. Otherwise an amount may be entered.
Instalment TypeAvailable instalment types are No PAYG Instalments, Quarterly (Q) and Annual (A).
ATO officeRefers to the previous year's office of lodgment and defaults from last year's return if it is on file and where it is not on file, it defaults from the Control Record. You may select from the index of ATO codes.
Taxable Income or Loss and Gross Tax PaidThis is the taxable income or loss from the previous year as calculated on the estimate. If there is no previous year return, these fields will be blank and the Tax Level will be set to blank. If you have the client's assessment, key the taxable income and gross tax paid and Tax will calculate the tax level and due date.

PAYG Instalments for Estimate

Use amounts from the GST/PAYG Profile

If you lodge Activity Statements on behalf of your clients, the GST Profile and, consequently, the Return Properties > PAYG/Lodge tab will be updated with PAYG Income Tax Instalments (PAYGITI) paid and the sum of Quarters 1 to 4 will be included in the Estimate calculated by Tax as a credit if positive and a debit if negative.

  •  Quarters 1, 2, 3: If amounts have not defaulted to this field from the GST Profile, the total of them may be keyed, where no GST Profile was maintained in the previous year or where the client is new to the Practice.
  • Quarter 4/Annual: This is the amount of the final instalment for the previous year. It will default from the Instalment tab found under Preparation > GST/PAYG Profile and is derived as:
    the Q4 5A amount less the Q4 5B amount plus the Annual 5A amount less the Annual 5B amount.
Use manually calculated valueIf you do not use Tax to prepare and lodge Activity Statements on behalf of your clients and you do not update the GST Profile > Instalment tab manually with the amount of Instalment tax paid, then you can key the amount to be included in the Estimate calculated by Tax. If the amount is negative, precede the value with a hyphen (-). The amount keyed as Total PAYG Instalments paid should be the total amount for the 4 Quarters whether or not they have been paid.

Current Year

Exclude from rolloverThis function is provided so that clients who have left the practice and for whom you will no longer be preparing returns, are not included in the next year's Tax ledger. Tick this box to exclude any returns from rolling over.
ATO OfficeThis field will be defaulted from the Control record. If it is not correct for any particular return, then select the relevant lodgment office from the index offered. The ATO code is used by Tax for ELS warning messages and is currently updated from the Client List report.
PAYG Estimate Options

This determines how the GDP adjusted PAYG Estimate is calculated and how the Instalment rate is shown when printed.

To have the instalment rate print on the Taxation Estimate or the Detailed Estimates:

  1. Select Code I Commissioner's Rate Instalment Estimate,

  2. Select [F4] Estimates.

  3. To print with the PAYG income tax payable, leave the Exclude PAYG calculations option unticked, or to print without the PAYG income tax payable, tick the Exclude PAYG calculations option.


(Company and Fund returns only) The Classification is selected on the basis of the entity's income for the previous year. There are classifications from Lod 1 to Lod 31, NFSA and unclassified. The Due Date is established depending on the Classification code selected.

The classification is automatically updated on rollover and the practice may elect to update the classification from the Client List received from the ATO.

Accounting yearThe current year dates are the default and where a substituted accounting period applies, these dates should be edited.
Return requiredThis field allows you to exclude from Lodgment and Statistical reports those Return Codes for which a return will not be lodged. The default is required, but you may select Not this year or No future return from the list. This field is updated automatically when you lodge a Client Update form (CU) advising the ATO that a Return is not required or Future returns are not required.
LevelRefers to the level of tax payable by the taxpayer. You may select from the index of tax levels. Where the return exists in the ledger, Tax will auto-generate the tax level.
Date dueThis date defaults from the date at which 100% of the returns for the relevant level and type are required to be lodged. These dates are set up in the Budget Maintenance index. You may elect to update this field from the Due Lodgment Report.
Changing this date will affect budget and statistical reporting.
GST Inclusive invoice amountThis field is now found on the Invoice Tab.
Amount paidThis field is now found on the Invoice Tab.
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