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Recently I was asked by a client to put a hold on the payment of his employee’s SGC (super guarantee contribution) due to an ongoing dispute between them. I of course, refused to do this because it is illegal to hold SGC payments and/or not pay them at all. Did I do this because I’m […]

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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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BAS Agents are now a very important part of the tax compliance landscape. They have been floating around since 2010 when the first group of agents became registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) after the passing down of TASA 2009. TASA 2009 is legislation that makes it illegal for anyone to charge a fee […]

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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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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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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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The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA 2009) together with two other pieces of legislation known as “Regulations” and “Transitional Rules” make up the legislation or new laws which now govern the behaviour and business dealings of all bookkeepers, tax agents and now, the newly termed, “BAS Agents”. TASA 2009 was enacted on 1st March […]

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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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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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