bas agents

ATO is looking for feedback on its PLS dashboard

  The ATO has developed a practitioner lodgment service (PLS) dashboard to provide information on how the PLS is performing. The dashboard is in a public beta phase, which lets ATO operatives test and make improvements based on user feedback before it is made fully available. Tax practitioners — basically the people who will be

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Simpler BAS lodgment up and running

The beginning of this week (August 21) was the due date for lodging and paying the July monthly activity statement, with a key difference that the July 2017 statement will be the first time practitioners prepare and lodge using Simpler BAS reporting for eligible clients. Simpler BAS lodgment up and running Your small business clients

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Tax (financial) adviser? You are required to follow confidentiality requirements to keep your registration

As every registered tax practitioner knows, retaining such registration (and therefore maintaining your ability to charge clients for your services) requires adherence to several conditions set out by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Registered tax practitioners includes tax agents, BAS agents, and now tax (financial) advisers. All must comply with the Tax Agent Services Act

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Think you know BAS backwards? It may not satisfy the TPB

Think you know BAS backwards? It may not satisfy the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Late last year, Mervyn Walsh lodged an application with the TPB for registration as a BAS agent. This was consequently knocked back by the TPB, and the reasons for it doing so may be salient and educational for both practising and

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