BAS Top Tips

BAS top tips

Every business that is registered for goods and services tax (GST) must lodge a Business Activity Statement (BAS).

When you complete a BAS you are reporting on the goods and service tax amount that your business has collected on any sales that have been made. This is minus any tax that you have paid on your purchases. The difference from the tax collected from sales and the tax you have payed or refunded by the Australian Taxation Office.

How to prepare your information

Before getting started, it is important to ensure that your numbers are correct. All transactions included must be business expenses and all expenses must be for the same dates as the BAS period that you are reporting for.

Don’t miss the deadline!

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will inform you when your BAS is due.

The quarterly deadlines are as follows:

Quarter Period Due Date
1 July, August and September 28 October
2 October, November and December 28 February
3 January, February and March 28 April
4 April, May and June 28 July

Ensure you submit and pay your completed BAS by the due dates to avoid incurring any interest or penalties.

Keep your records

Once you have completed your BAS, you are required to keep a copy all supporting documents. This is to ensure that you meet the ATO’s record keeping requirements.

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