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  • How to lodge your BAS

    We provide a variety of ways for you to lodge your BAS.

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    Lodge online

    You can lodge your BAS online:

    • using our online services for individuals and sole traders (you will need a myGov account linked to the ATO)
    • through our Business Portal
    • directly from your Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software.

    The method you use to lodge your BAS will determine how it will be delivered in future. For example, if you lodge electronically through online services for individuals, your next statement will be delivered to you through online services for individuals.

    We will send you a notification to advise you when your activity statement is available.

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    Lodge through your registered tax or BAS agent

    If you have a tax or BAS agent they can lodge, vary, and pay on your behalf through their preferred electronic channel. Tax and BAS agents can also view your activity statements that have been sent to your myGov Inbox.

    You can access your activity statement through our online services for individuals or our Business Portal even if your agent is managing them on your behalf.

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    Lodge by phone (for 'nil' business activity statements only)

    If you have nothing to report, you must lodge a nil business activity statement. You can lodge your nil BAS over the phone by calling 13 72 26. It's an automated service and you can call anytime (24 hours a day, seven days a week).

    Lodge by mail

    Post your original, completed BAS, using the pre-addressed envelope provided in your BAS package.

    If you misplace the envelope, you can send your BAS to:

    Australian Taxation Office
    Locked Bag 1936
    ALBURY NSW 2460

    If you've lost or haven't received your paper BAS, you can obtain a copy by phoning us on 13 28 66.

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    Last modified: 25 Sep 2017QC 33692