Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Applying & Renewing as a BAS Agent

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An ICB Information Kit

The process, the explanation and “How to” from ICB.


Useful for:

All those seeking to renew or become a BAS Agent.


Context Introduction

To be a BAS Agent requires:

  1. Qualifications
    • Certificate IV Bookkeeping (or similar or greater)
    • BAS Agent Skill Set (Payroll Unit and Activity Statement Unit from Cert IV)
    • TASA 2009 and Code of Professional Conduct knowledge
  2. Relevant Experience within the last 3 years
  3. Be declared Fit and Proper
  4. Be over 18 years of age
  5. Professional Indemnity Insurance (if you are In Business which means running a bookkeeping business)
  6. Ongoing Education and/or Professional Development
  7. Complete the Tax Practitioners Board online application and provide supporting documents
  8. Pay the application fee to the TPB

The Process Described


ICB Related Resources

  1. GST and BAS Knowledge
  2. A Registered BAS Agent Guide
  3. Acceptable Business Structures for BAS Agents

Technical Webinars


External Resources

  1. Tax Practitioners Board
  2. ATO - BAS Agents Home Page
  • Updated: 4th August, 2016
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