Information for bookkeepers
If you are a bookkeeper who provides a BAS service for a fee or reward, there are new laws that require you to register as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Bookkeepers who provided BAS services before the new law started on 1 March 2010, can use the free online notification form to register and continue to provide those services. This registration option is only available until 31 August 2010, so don't delay.
Go to Tax Practitioners Board for more information or to notify online.
The Board is seeking to raise awareness among BAS service providers and bookkeepers about the new tax agent services regime, in particular the transitional notification method for registration that is available until 31 August 2010. The Board will be publishing in over 100 regional, community and non-English speaking backgroud newspapers across Australia in the week of 21 June 2010.
In addition to this, the Board has also prepared material to explain what BAS service providers and bookkeepers need to know about the new law. An article on this topic is attached.