If you use a registered BAS agent you can get an extension on your BAS lodgement
Did you know that if you use a registered BAS agent to lodge your quarterly BAS returns you can get up to an extra 4 weeks to lodge your BAS?
The legislation recognises that it is important to have a competent and experienced registered BAS agent (or Tax agent) submit their BAS’s due to the incidence or errors and omissions in BAS’s, therefore they have introduced legislation requiring bookkeepers to have prescribed qualifications and experience as well as adherence to a code of professional conduct.
The ATO have a special lodgement program for BAS agents, but its must be lodged electronically by the BAS Agent Portal or ECI. The chart below shows the lodgement dates for registered BAS agents.
Unfortunately monthly BAS’s don’t receive any extension beyond the 21st of the following month.
|Quarterly lodgement||Original due date||Registered agent concession for lodgement and payment if lodging electronically|
|Quarter 1, 2011-12||28 October 2011||25 November 2011|
|Quarter 2, 2011-12||28 February 2012||n/a|
|Quarter 3, 2011-12||28 April 2012||26 May 2012|
|Quarter 4, 2011-12||28 July 2012||25 August 2012 to be confirmed by the ATO at a later date.|