BAS, IAS & GST Assistance
A Business Activity Statement (BAS) is a form that must be submitted to the ATO in order to report business tax obligations. This needs to profile all business tax obligations. Your BAS may need to include GST, PAYG Withholdings and Instalments, Fringe Benefits Tax, Luxury Car Tax, Wine Equalisation Tax and Fuel Tax Credits.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad based tax of 10% on most goods, services consumed in Australia.
Registered businesses will generally:
- Include GST in the price of sales to their customers
- Claim credits for the GST included in the price of their business purchases
GST is paid at every step of the supply chain, but businesses can claim GST credit for the majority of their business purchases and therefore the final customer bears the economic costs.
If a business has a GST turnover of $75,000 or more, or is a non-profit organisation with a turnover of $150,000 or more, they must:
- Register for GST
- Work out whether their sales are taxable, GST free or input taxed
- Include GST in the price of taxable sales
- Obtain tax invoices for business purchases that have GST included in the price
- Calculate any adjustments
- Account for GST on cash or non-cash basis
- Report sales and purchases by lodging activity statements and pay the required GST
All First Class Accounts bookkeepers are registered and/or supervised by as a BAS Agent, which means they have met all qualification requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board.
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