What does a BAS Agent do?

A registered BAS Agent is issued a licence that says they can advise and represent a client to the tax office in relation to:

  • GST matters
  • Wine Tax, Fuel Tax, Luxury Car Tax matters
  • Payment of FBT
  • Payroll that relate to the withholding of tax amounts and the reporting of that amount to the employee and the Tax office
  • Other PAYG Withholding amounts: ie no ABN, Interest & Dividend
  • Payment of income tax via PAYG Instalments
  • Taxable Payments Annual Reporting system (TPAR)
  • Superannuation Guarantee system
  • JobKeeper

A BAS Agent cannot compile your income tax return nor offer advice on business structure, dividends and investments. In general, a BAS Agent isn't allowed to give financial advice.

If anyone provides BAS services for a fee or other reward, they must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). There are severe penalties for anyone providing BAS services for a fee or reward or advertising BAS services while unregistered.

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