05 Oct 066 BAS service providers survey 2006On Tuesday 9 May 2006, the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Peter Dutton, announced that the government will provide funding for the implementation of a new national legislative framework for tax practitioners: see 2006 TAXVINE No 16 (23) (9 May 2006). The new regime will also provide for the registration of some bookkeepers who provide Business activity statement (BAS) services for a fee.
The ATO is conducting research to gain an understanding of the needs and perceptions of bookkeepers, including those who provide BAS services to their clients. During the quantitative phase, to be conducted during late September/early October 2006, a questionnaire will be mailed to 2,000 randomly selected bookkeepers. This questionnaire should take less than 30 minutes to complete.
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