In a media release issued on 15 July 2013, the Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), Ian Taylor, advised that recent changes to the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) allow the TPB to declare that certain services are Business Activity Statement (BAS) services.
Mr Taylor said: “The TPB is aware of a number of services that could reasonably be provided by BAS agents that do not fall within the definition of BAS provision, including
- superannuation guarantee and superannuation guarantee charge services
- superannuation contribution payment and reporting services
- taxable payments reporting.”
The TPB has now commenced the process of preparing a legislative instrument to have these services declared as BAS services.
Mr Taylor also said “Until the legislative instrument process is finalised, the TPB would like to reassure BAS agents that we do not intend to take action to require BAS agents to register as tax agents for the work of the kind outlined above.”