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    Account information

    Table: Account information

    Account information

    ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    Account balance 

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Replacement cheques 

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Statement of account 

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    View details and print 

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Bank details – update for activity statement roles

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Request remission of failure to lodge penalty

    No

    Yes

    Yes

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    Activity statements

    Table: Activity statement services

    Activity statements

    ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    Claim fuel tax credits

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirm lodgment

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Confirm processing

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    Lodge business activity statement (BAS)

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge Simpler BAS

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge instalment activity statement (IAS)

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge annual GST return

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge annual IAS

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodgment deferral request

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Request for additional time to lodge

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    View document identification number

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Revise

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Vary instalment amount

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    View and prepare

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

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    Debt and payment

    Table: Debt and payment

    Debt and payment

    ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    Print payment slips – payment options

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Make Payment plans

    No

    Yes

    No

    View payment plans

    No

    Yes

    No

    Payments via credit and debit card

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    GIC remission request

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Help with paying

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    View and print a client's activity statement account

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    How to pay

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

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    Lodgment

    Table: Lodgment

    Lodge

    ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    Confirm lodgment

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Submit a range of online forms

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Lodge activity statements

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge revised activity statements

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge PAYG withholding annual reports

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodge taxable payments annual report

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodgment deferral – application

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Lodgment deferral – review of deferral decisions

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Objections – submit

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Objections – submit further information

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Private binding ruling (PBR) – apply

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Private binding ruling (PBR) – submit further information

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    See also:

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    Practice administration

    Table: Practice administration

    Practice administration

    ato.gov.au

    ABR

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS 

    Access Manager system assistance

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    Add or delete clients

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Add or delete payroll only clients

    No

    No

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    AUSkey – register

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Changing your practice contact details

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Feedback and complaints

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Electronic forms

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Order publications

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    Report integrity issues and suspected tax evasion

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    System assistance including access, technical difficulties, functions and navigation

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    Online services for agents and portal – mail

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Other services – View your practice details

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Other services – Complex issue resolution

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

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    Registration

    Table: Registration

    Registration

    ato.gov.au

    ABR

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    Register for AUSkey

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Register for ABN

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Register for GST 

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Register for PAYG withholding

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    Register for fuel tax credits (FTC)

     No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Register for luxury car tax (LCT)

     No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

     No

    Register for wine equalisation tax (WET)

     No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

     No

    Register for TFN (non-individual)

    Yes

    Yes

    No

     No

     No

    Update addresses and contacts

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Update bank details

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Update GST and PAYG withholding details

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Cancel GST, PAYG withholding, LCT, WET and FTC

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    View client registration details and tax type summary

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

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    Available reports

    Table: Reports available

    Reports

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    Activity statement client list

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Activity statement lodgment

    No

    No

    Yes

    BAS and IAS – outgoing activity statements

    No

    No

    No

    Client account running balance

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Communication history/Client communication list

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Outstanding activity statements

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    PAYG instalment

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Year to date excise revenue product summary

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Year to date interest summary

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Year to date revenue product summary

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    See also:

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    Single Touch Payroll

    Table: Single Touch Payroll

    Lodgment

    ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    STP reporting

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Superannuation

    Table: Superannuation

    Lodgment

    Ato.gov.au

    Online services for agents

    BAS Agent Portal

    PLS

    Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH)/Super Clearing House

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Tax law and advice

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    Last modified: 15 Jan 2019QC 23072