It’s BAS time again and understandably, many people hate BAS time. Every three months seems to come around far too quickly. But since you can’t escape it, you might as well do it properly.
Would you hire an unregistered plumber? How about an unregistered electrician? You wouldn’t, right? Then why would you risk using an unregistered BAS agent?
Many businesses have no idea that using an unregistered practitioner could be to their own peril and may result in hefty penalties. TASA is here to protect the public from risks associated with dealing with unqualified or unskilled BAS providers.
BAS services must be provided by registered professionals servicing Australian businesses and yet, there are more than 2.4 million businesses in Australia. Clearly, it is inevitable for Australian businesses to engage the services of unregistered people. There simply aren’t enough registered BAS agents.
However, we are hoping that encouraging small business operators to deal only with registered agents will force more providers to come within the regulatory environment and fill the obvious gap.
So are you a business owner? Then save yourself from the unnecessary risk with this simple question – ‘Are you a registered BAS agent?’
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