My name is Vanessa, I am a qualified bookkeeper and registered BAS agent based on the Central Coast of NSW.
I am passionate about helping people understand and take control of their finances.
Bookkeeping (Cert IV) and Accounting (Diploma of Accounting)
Registered BAS agent (25520465)
Fully insured - Professional Indemnity
Member of the institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Member of Australian Bookkeepers Association
Quick Books Certified
What is a BAS agent?
BAS agents are a new type of financial services professional created in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009. They are bookkeepers qualified to prepare BAS statements.
Agent registration requirements include having one of several recognised qualifications and at least 1400 hours of work experience. Agents also need to have professional indemnity insurance, undergo continuous education and fulfil a range of other conditions. Registrations can be quickly verified using the Tax Practitioner Board's online register.
What are the benefits of using a BAS agent?
Most businesses find BAS too complicated to prepare, yet their business isn't big enough to employ a bookkeeper. Fortunately, BAS agents can help with:
◾preparing and lodging BAS documents accurately and on time
◾their extended BAS lodgement schedule gives you extra time to lodge the BAS and make payments
◾maximising your benefits within the law
◾handling day-to-day bookkeeping tasks
◾correctly setting up GST codes and tax invoices in accounting software
◾talking to the ATO about BAS provisions for you
◾their professional indemnity insurance offers some financial protection if they make a mistake
◾if you're late with BAS reporting and payments already, hiring an agent shows the ATO you're serious about catching up.