How to become a BAS or Tax Agent

Tax Accounting Course

You may be surprised to know that the path to becoming a registered BAS or Tax Agent is not as arduous as is often thought. It is simply a case of attaining the relevant experience and suitable qualifications.

Australian Tax Law Tax Agent Registration

TAX ACCOUNTING COURSE DETAILS:

WHAT ARE THE BAS AGENT REQUIREMENTS?

In order to become a registered BAS Agent there is a need to meet two key criteria.

Qualification: Am I Qualified?

The qualification needed to become a BAS Agent is a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, or higher and

Successfully completed a Board approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles (which may be included in the above certificate). The units for such a course are:

FNSBKG404A Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

FNSBKG405A Establish and maintain a payroll system.

Do You Have Relevant Experience?

When applying to register or renew registration as an individual BAS agent, there is a need to meet a minimum number of hours of relevant experience in providing BAS services.

This work experience can include:

Working as as a registered Tax or BAS agent.
Working under the supervision and control of a registered tax or BAS agent
Other kind of work approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

The amount of relevant experience needed to be demonstrated for registration as BAS agent can either be 1,400 hours in the past four years, or 1,000 hours in the past four years the applicant is voting member of recognised BAS or tax agent association.

Tax Accounting Course

TAX ACCOUNTING COURSE DETAILS:

WHAT ARE THE TAX AGENT REQUIREMENTS?

The requirements to become a Tax Agent are also based on a combination of required qualification and experience which are set out in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR).

Qualification: Am I Qualified?

The minimum qualification needed to become a Tax Agent is a Diploma in Accounting or higher and the completion of a board approved course in Australian Tax Law and Commercial Law.  Typically the course in Australian Tax Law and Commercial is comprised of two and three units respectively which can comprise of variety approved topics.

Do You Have Relevant Experience?

If applying to register or renew registration as an individual Tax Agent, there is also the need to have sufficient relevant experience in providing Tax Agent Services.

Relevant experience can include:

Working as registered Tax Agent
Working under the supervision and control of a registered Tax Agent
Undertaking tax work as a legal practitioner
Other kind of relevant work approved by the TPB

In most instances the amount of relevant experience needed will vary depending on the underlying qualification. It can vary from twelve month up to two years.

 

Study Options When Taking a Tax Accounting Course

BAS Agent
Course

BAS Agent registration course for licensing


For bookkeepers who already possess an approved primary qualification.

This course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for GST/BAS taxation principles.


Visit our BAS agent registration course page for more information.

Tax Agent
Course

Board-approved courses in Australian Taxation Law and Commercial Law


2-unit course in Australian Taxation Law and 3-unit course in Commercial Law.

These courses form part of the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board to register as a tax agent.


Visit our Tax Agent registration course page for more information

Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping

The Bookkeeping course to launch your career


Thirteen units of study.

This course meets the education requirements for BAS Agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Visit our Bookkeeping page for more information.

Diploma of Accounting

Further your career as an accounting professional


Credits available for prior study

Meets the TPB education requirements

Online Learning - study at your own pace

Visit our Diploma page for more information.

Study Options When Taking a Tax Accounting Course

If you are interested in becoming a BAS Agent or Tax Agent and are seeking further information about possible study pathways, please contact us at info@appliededucation.edu.au .

Applied Education is a TPB approved provider for

BAS Agent Registration Units

Course in Australian Tax Law

Course in Commercial Law

If you are interested in becoming a BAS Agent or Tax Agent and are seeking further information about possible study pathways, please contact us at info@appliededucation.edu.au .

Applied Education is a TPB approved provider for

BAS Agent Registration Units

Course in Australian Tax Law

Course in Commercial Law

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