What is a Fiscal Year?

Fiscal Year (Definition)

A fiscal year refers to a one-year period used for budgeting and preparing financial statements for a business to provide to the government. The fiscal year is chosen by a business to report their financial information to the government. It can start with the calendar year on January 1 and finish on December 31, but it is not necessary. It can start in October and end September or July to June. All financial reports, external audits and government tax submissions are based on an individual business’ fiscal year. All countries, organisations and businesses can choose their fiscal year based on the nature of their business.


End of financial year checklist

The end of the financial year is an important time of the year when businesses need to ensure they have submitted all necessary reporting requirements to the ATO. Use our end of financial year checklist to stay organised and prepared for tax time.

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