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  • Tips to get your BAS right

    When completing your next business activity statement (BAS), remember:

    • Even if you have nothing to report, you still need to lodge your BAS as 'nil'.
    • Only complete the fields that apply to you. If you have nothing to report at certain labels, enter zero.
    • If you lodge electronically, there is no need to send us the paper form.
    • If you're entitled to a GST credit or fuel tax credit, you need to claim it within four years. The four years starts on the day after the due date of the earliest BAS in which you could have claimed it.

    With quarterly BAS due 28 July, and the Business Portal decomissioning at the end of July, now is the time to start lodging your BAS using Online services for business.

    When you use our online services you will be prompted as you complete your BAS, to help you get it right and avoid errors.

    How you lodge your BAS determines how you receive statements. So if you lodge through Online services for business, your next statement will be available there.

    Remember, registered tax agents and BAS agents can help you with your tax.

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    Last modified: 06 Jul 2021QC 66228