MEMBER 50 writes:
“As busy as we all are I blame myself for letting my BAS Agent registration lapse by a few weeks. Working a 72 hour week makes it difficult to keep up with registrations. Because I was so late, I was told I could no longer pay for re-registration, I had to reapply. Sounds easy? I submitted all the same paperwork as when I was first registered only to be told that this is now insufficient and that I had to complete training courses. The additional cost to me to complete training in what I already know is ridiculous. Even more so when I had to do imaginary payroll for 4 imaginary people when for the last 15 years I have spent every week processing payroll for 50 employees. Even more so when I had to let the training company know that there is a massive amount of errors in their training manual. Here’s an example of errors:
Topic 2: Fringe benefits & other taxes
If your FBT was higher than the threshold you will need to pay you FBT quarterly.
The FBT year runs from 1st April to 31st May.
I am a CPA, I have a Master’s Degree in accounting, I am a member of the Tax Institute but I have to pay for training and then train the trainer?”