A Registered BAS Agent is an ATO Approved professional bookkeeper

Only a registered bookkeeper can legally provide BAS Lodgement service to business owners

Is your bookkeeper a Registered BAS Agent? The ATO regulated the bookkeeping industry on the 1st of March 2010. As a result, all bookkeepers providing a BAS Service must register.

What does that mean for you?

Before 2010, an inexperienced bookkeeper could do a MYOB course and start charging for bookkeeping services. They often left clients in a mess. There was nothing the client could do except pay for someone else to fix it.

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Registered BAS Agent

Minimum requirements

To register with the Tax Practioners Board, a bookkeeper must pass the following requirements first. Those requirements include;

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Qualifications

A minimum of a Cert IV in financial services (bookkeeping or accounting).
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Experience

1000 hours supervised experience lodging BAS in the past 4 years.
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Insurance

Minimum of $1million dollars professional indemnity insurance.
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Professional membership

Membership with at least one professional bookkeeping or accounting body.
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Professional development

Ongoing study of relevant courses and keeping up to date with laws.

Professional code of conduct

We are under a Code of Conduct. Breaches can mean up to $137,500 in fines and penalties. Or even loss of registration. The code covers five areas;

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Honesty and integrity

Acting honestly, complying with taxation laws personally, trustworthy dealing with money
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Independence

Acting in the best interest of the client and management of conflict of interest.
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Confidentiality

Minimum of $1,000,000 professional indemnity insurance.
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Competence

Membership with at least one professional bookkeeping or accounting body.
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Other

Timeliness, professional indemnity insurance, and correct administration of laws.

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