What is the best way to avoid a late fee?

There are a few options to ensure that lodgements and annual statement deadlines are not missed. 

  1. Burning Lodgements / Annual Statements in Lodgements and Annual Statement
  2. The Summary in Product Settings
  3. The ASIC Calendar in Main Menu


1 Burning Lodgements

Go to Menu > Lodgements > Burning.




The ‘Burning tab’ displays all forms with a lodgement deadline coming within the next 10 days or overdue. If you would like to amend the effective date of the change in order to avoid a late fee, please click on the company name to open the documentation and click on ‘Amend the Document’.

Burning is also applicable to Annual Statements.

Go to Menu > Annual Statement > Burning

The ‘Burning tab’ will display all annual statements with a deadline coming within the next 10 days or overdue.


2 The Summary

Go to Menu > Product Settings > Summary

The Summary can be used as a report on different activities (including lodgement and annual statement deadlines) within Corporate Messenger and can be sent either  Daily, Weekly or Monthly to the ASIC Contact.



You can choose to include the following in the Summary:

  • Forms Due to Lodge’ to be notified of all 484 forms that have got less than 7 days left to lodge before a late few will apply.
  • Annual Fee Will Be Applied Soon to be notified of all companies that are about to receive an annual statement late fee.  


3 The ASIC Calendar

The ASIC Calendar is available under the Productivity section of the Menu.


The ASIC Calendar enables you to check the lodgement and payment deadlines for ASIC forms and Annual statements.

red -  the payment deadline date of an Annual statement for a Company with debt;

pink - payment deadline of an Annual statement for a Company with no debt;

orange - lodgement deadline for an ASIC form.

If several deadlines are in the same date, a list of documents is collapsed and can be expanded by clicking on ‘ + x­­ MORE’.



Click here if a late fee has been incurred and you would like to apply to ASIC for a fee waiver.

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