You, your company or partnership must be registered with us to provide BAS services for a fee or other reward.

If your application for registration is approved, your registration period will be for at least 3 years.

Requirements

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You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply.

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You must be a fit and proper person.

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You must satisfy the qualification and experience requirements.

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You must maintain, or will be able to maintain, professional indemnity (PI) insurance cover that meets our requirements.

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Complete an online application and provide supporting documents.

Application fee

You must pay the application fee in full when you apply for registration.

Payment details, including your reference number are provided in the online application form.

The application fee is subject to a consumer price index adjustment on 1 July each year.

BAS agent

Fee (not subject to GST)^

Individual

$156

How to apply

Step 1: Prepare supporting documentation

You must provide the supporting documentation.

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Australian-issued identity documents such as your driver licence, Medicare card or passport, to satisfy your proof of identity (POI).

For further details and a list of other acceptable POI documents, refer to Proof of identity checks for tax practitioners

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Electronic copies of award certificates and academic transcripts from a registered training organisation or an equivalent institution, to show that you have completed the required qualifications.

You can use our online tool to check your qualifications. If you assess or have previously assessed your qualifications using this tool, enter your enquiry number in the form to import the details you previously provided.

Note: If you gained your qualifications through a process of recognition of prior learning (RPL), you need to provide a Statement of assurance from an appropriately qualified officer of the course provider.

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Statement/s of relevant experience from your supervising tax agent, BAS agent or employer demonstrating required amount of experience.

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Membership details of any recognised BAS or tax agent associations, if applicable.

 

Step 2: Create My Profile account

My Profile is your online TPB account where you can update your personal details, apply to renew your registration, access forms and provide your latest professional indemnity insurance. 

Step 3: Complete online form

Once you are logged into My Profile, select Start new registration application. Then follow the prompts to complete your application.  

Apply for registration

After lodging your application

We will advise you after the decision is made to either grant or reject your application for registration. We aim to process complete applications within 30 days of receiving them.

If your application is granted:

  • details of your registration will appear on the TPB register
  • you must advise us of how you meet our professional indemnity insurance requirements within 14 days of being notified that you are registered
  • we will notify the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that you are now registered with us. You can then contact the ATO to arrange access to their online services, such as Online services for agents.

We recommend downloading our handy Tax practitioner checklist which includes a list of steps to complete if your application is granted.  

If your application is rejected:

  • we will advise you of the reasons for our decision and of your appeal rights
  • we will notify the ATO of our decision to reject your application.

Requirements

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Each director or individual partner must be at least 18 years of age.

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Each director or individual partner must be a fit and proper person.

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The company or partnership must maintain, or be able to maintain once registered, professional indemnity (PI) insurance that meets our requirements.

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The company or partnership must have a sufficient number of registered individual BAS agents or tax agents to provide BAS services and supervision on behalf of the entity.

If any individuals within a company or partnership need to:

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The company must not be under external administration.

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The company must not have been convicted of a serious offence involving fraud or dishonesty during the previous five years.

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If there is a company partner in your partnership:

  • each director of the company partner must be at least 18 years of age
  • each director of the company partner must be a fit and proper person
  • the company partner must not be under external administration
  • the company partner must not have been convicted of a serious taxation offence or an offence involving fraud or dishonesty during the previous five years.

Application fee

You must pay the application fee in full when you apply for registration. 

Payment details, including your reference number are provided in the online application form.

The application fee is subject to a consumer price index adjustment on 1 July each year.

BAS agent

Fee (not subject to GST)^

Company or partnership

$156

How to apply

Step 1: Prepare supporting documentation

You must provide the supporting documentation.

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Names and registration numbers of registered individual BAS or tax agents to satisfy the requirement to have a sufficient number of registered individual BAS or tax agents to provide BAS services to a competent standard and to carry out supervisory arrangements.

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Details of all partners and directors (including directors of company partners)

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Schedule of personal details completed for all partners and directors (including directors of company partners) who are not registered individual tax practitioners.

 

Step 2: Create My Profile account

My Profile is your online TPB account where you can update your details, apply to renew your registration, access forms and provide your latest professional indemnity insurance. 

Step 3: Complete online form

Once you are logged into My Profile, select Start new registration application. Then follow the prompts to complete your application.   

After lodging your application

After the decision is made to either grant or reject your application we will advise you of the outcome. We aim to process complete applications within 30 days of receiving them.

If your application is granted:

  • details of your company or partnership registration will appear on the TPB register
  • you must advise us of how the company or partnership meets our professional indemnity insurance requirements within 14 days of being notified that it is registered
  • we will notify the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that your company or partnership is now registered with us. You can then contact the ATO to arrange access to their online services, such as Online services for agents.

If your application is rejected:

  • we will advise you of the reasons for our decision and of your appeal rights
  • we will notify the ATO of our decision to reject your application.

 

Last modified: 1 July 2023