Exemptions from lodging BAS electronically have now ended

Exemptions from lodging BAS electronically have now ended

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) previously granted some clients a temporary exemption from lodging their monthly Business Activity Statements (BAS) electronically as part of the transition period to compulsory online lodgement.  These temporary exemptions have now ended and the ATO has advised they will no longer issue paper activity statements.  Instead, your activity statement will become available via an electronic channel.

We know that paper statements are often used by taxpayers as a reminder of their BAS lodgement date.  If you currently rely on receiving a paper BAS to remind you of the need to lodge, you won’t be able to rely on this any longer.  BAS lodgment and payment dates are available on the ATO website.  Alternatively, the ATO suggests using the ATO app which can notify you of key lodgment and payment dates.

If you would like to discuss your electronic lodgment options, or require assistance to set up an ATO Business Portal account, please contact your usual Marsh & Partners advisor.  You can reach us on 07 3023 4800 or at mail@marshpartners.com.au.

Further help:

If you would like to discuss your electronic lodgment options, or require assistance to set up an ATO Business Portal account, please contact your usual Marsh & Partners advisor.  You can reach us on (07) 3023 4800 or at mail@marshpartners.com.au.

If you require ongoing bookkeeping assistance, consider outsourcing your accounts to our bookkeeping service.

As well as bookkeeping, BAS preparation and reporting, our team are payroll experts and offer expertise in:

  • Payroll set up
  • Payroll calculations and payments
  • Payment summaries and end of year processes
  • Superannuation
  • STP set up and reporting

Visit our Bookkeeping page to find out more about how we help.