Tax Return Settings - Australia BAS

Created by Allison Cloyd, Modified on Mon, 14 Nov 2022 at 01:10 AM by Allison Cloyd

This article covers how to set and edit the setting in your BAS ("Business Activity Statement") tax return plug-in. 

 

To view/edit your BAS tax return settings go to Admin >Accounting > Accounting Preferences > scroll all the way to the bottom and click on Manage Sales Tax Calculator settings (blue box). 

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Then click on the installed tax return plug-in as below. 

 

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If you do not see a tax return plug-in on this screen please raise a support ticket.

You will then be presented with some settings:- 

 

Calculation method 

 

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If you are unsure which option to select please obtain advice from your tax accountant. For further information please see the Australian Taxation Office website here: 

ATO - Due Dates

 

GST Accounting Basis

 

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If you are unsure which option to select please obtain advice from your tax accountant. For further information please see the Australian Taxation Office website here: 

ATO - Accounting Methods

 

GST Payment/Refund Allocation

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If you are unsure which option to select please obtain advice from your tax accountant. 

 

Journal Transaction Date

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If you are unsure which option to select please obtain advice from your tax accountant. 

 

Once you have confirmed your changes hit the Save button. 

 

 

WARNING: Actionstep provides the BAS report as a shortcut to calculating your BAS data. We can only calculate the data we have been given and your business is ultimately responsible for any data given to the ATO. Actionstep does not provide advice for tax matters and if you have any concerns or if you are unsure about how to file your BAS or the content of your BAS we recommend you speak to an accountant or other expert in Australian tax law. This user guide content is purely to explain how to set up the BAS return settings, the options you select are your responsibility.