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2018 Federal Budget: what bookkeepers need to know

The Federal Budget is usually full of information that would make even the most financial-data-loving expert, yawn and roll his eyes more than once! I’m an interested observer but really, truth be told, most of it just goes over my head. The only aspects of the budget that I’m interested in are those that affect […]

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Looking for a BAS or Tax Agent? Look for the registered agent symbol first!

Recently the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) (governing body for BAS & Tax Agents) released a special symbol or logo to all BAS and Tax Agents to use on websites and stationery etc. The logo is an official mark that indicates to the public that their BAS or Tax Agent is registered with the TPB and […]

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5 jobs your BAS Agent can’t do for you……

Following on from our previous blog, “20 jobs your BAS Agent can do for you”, I thought that it would also be good to advise you on the sorts of jobs your BAS Agent can’t do for you. BAS Agents are bound by a strict code of conduct as handed down by the Tax Practitioners Board […]

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Any Tom, Dick and Harry can prepare and lodge the BAS……but should they?

It’s a well known fact that almost everyone can prepare and lodge the Business Activity Statement (BAS). Those who charge a fee for this task must become registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as stipulated by the TASA 2009 legislation. Others, however, who fit certain criteria (see below) don’t have to register but can […]

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Our services list just got bigger!

Good news clients! We can now assist you and your business with 2 more tasks – superannuation guarantee and the Taxable Payments Annual Report. So that will be 2 more tasks that you don’t have to do anymore which means more time for you – yippee!

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How has the TASA Legislation Changed?

As of 30 June 2013, the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) has been amended. What parts of the legislation have been amended and how does this affect BAS/Tax Agents?

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Sleepless in Sin City

At the moment I’m regularly losing sleep over something that happens quite a bit in our practice. It’s something that really worries me to the point that I almost wasn’t going to write this post because I know that some will frown upon us when they read it. Anyway here goes nothing, here’s the problem:

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Source Documents & Our Obligations as BAS Agents

This is part 3 in our blog series about source documents. In parts 1 and 2 we explained what source documents are, why they’re important and also how our clients deal with them. Today we will look at how the legislation which guides us as BAS Agents impacts on the way we work with source […]

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Review of the first BAS Agents’ Update Webinar via ATO

On 26th October 2012, I attended the first BAS Agents’ Update Webinar via the ATO. Several topics were covered. I will list the topics here and provide some of the specific information presented about each one.

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How BAS/Tax Agents can advise of change of contact details

If you are a registered BAS Agent or Tax Agent, you are obliged to advise both the ATO and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) of any change of your contact details.

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