A registered BAS Agent – prepares financial reports for the preparation and lodgement of Business Activity Statements (BAS); provides advice to clients assisting them to comply with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and related legislation (Fringe Benefits Tax – collection only; calculation of employee superannuation guarantee payments; fuel tax rebates; PAYG, PAYI instalments) liaises with the client’s tax agent/accountant in regard to income tax compliance issues; participates in the formulation and monitoring of budgets and cash flow projections; and assists in the collection of accounts receivable by the business.
The bookkeeper’s role can also extend to identifying items required for Business Activity Statements (BAS). Persons providing a BAS service must be registered by the Tax Practitioner’s Board (conditions apply) and a FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting that includes the required 2 units that we provide in our qualification, is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration as a BAS agent.
For more information relating to the BAS registration please click on the Tax Practitioner’s Board website: https://www.tpb.gov.au/
You must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board to provide BAS services for a fee or other reward. For some people registration is possible but might not be required.
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