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  • BAS agents

    You can prepare, lodge and revise activity statements online using:

    • Online services for agents
    • the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)
    • Standard business reporting (SBR)
    • BAS Agent Portal.

    You'll need an AUSkeyExternal Link security credential to access our secure online services. The functions available to you are dependent on your Access Manager permissions.

    Online services for agents

    Online services for agents combines the functionality of the tax and BAS agent portals into one service and can be used for interacting with us online.

    It can be used to:

    • prepare, lodge, view and print activity statements
    • receive instant confirmation of your lodgment
    • view and update your client's registration details
    • view client account information
    • view payment options, make and view payment plans and print payment slips
    • communicate with us using secure practice mail
    • test, lodge and download certain files using the file transfer function.

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    Log in to Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    The services available in the BAS Agent Portal are now available in Online services for agents. The BAS Agent Portal will continue to be available while you transition to Online services for agents.

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    Log in to BAS Agent Portal

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) and the PLS

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standard approach to digital record-keeping and simplifies reporting to government. The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is a service accessed by your practice management software and operates on the SBR platform. This service enables you to interact digitally with us through your PLS-enabled software.

    You can prepare reports directly from your SBR-enabled practice software and lodge using the PLS for a wide range of tax returns, forms, statements and reports. You can also use it to report Single Touch Payroll, request reports and to prepare and revise activity statements.

    If your SBR-enabled software is cloud based (online) you won't need an AUSkey to interact with us. Your digital service provider will let you know what you need to do.

    You do require an AUSkey for desktop software and to access Online services for agents and the Tax Agent Portal.

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    Last modified: 02 May 2019QC 40957