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Introduction to Business Activity Statements – BAS


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Lodging your business activity statement (BAS) doesn’t need to be difficult, but if you don’t have skills and knowledge to lodge correctly in can be time-consuming and costly. So, if you’re self-employed and are required to lodge a BAS for your business, this online course will help you do it right to avoid unnecessary penalties.

The Introduction to Business Activity Statements – BAS is an online professional program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to process business taxation requirements related to Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS), including the completion of Activity Statements.

On completion of this introductory course, you will discover legislative and regulatory requirements, learn how to recognise and apply GST implications and confidently compile and reconcile activity statements.

Course Structure

Unit - Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

  • Compliance requirements
  • Tax obligations
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • The cash system
  • The accrual system
  • GST rulings
  • Australian business number (ABN)
  • The AUASB
  • Property register
  • E-tax
  • National tax practitioners board
  • Code of professional conduct
  • Confidentiality
  • Taxation laws
  • Suspension of registration
  • Administrative sanctions
  • Civil penalties
  • Networking
  • Document lodgment schedule
  • Tax returns
  • Tax penalties
  • Superannuation Levy
  • Cash flow and payment options
  • GST implications
  • Code transactions
  • Apply and record GST principles
  • Types of supplies
  • Apportionment
  • Adjustment
  • Tax invoice requirements
  • Coding purchases and or payments
  • BAS
  • Coding sales and or receipts
  • Determining the GST turnover
  • Accounting data
  • Entering cash transactions
  • Recipient created tax invoice
  • Payroll activities
  • Reconcile total salaries wages
  • Reconcile other payments
  • Reconcile amounts withheld from salaries and wages
  • The PAYG system
  • PAYG records
  • Amounts withheld (No ABN)
  • Wine equalisation tax (WET)
  • Fringe benefits tax (FBT)
  • FBT liability
  • Calculate PAYG and instalments
  • Lodge activity statement
  • Check activity statement
  • Sign off
  • Process and records payments and refunds
  • Reconciling GST liability


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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Professional Development for:-

  • Tax Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • BAS Agent
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only