Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

From 1 July 2017 small businesses with GST turnover of less than $10 million will automatically be transferred to Simpler BAS by the ATO.

The only GST information you’ll need to report is:

  • G1 Total sales
  • 1A GST on sales
  • 1B GST on purchases

If you lodge using the paper BAS form you can just leave the sections blank where information is no longer needed. There will be no other changes to this form, the reporting frequency or how other taxes are reported on your BAS.

Reducing GST reporting will save you time and money by simplifying account set up and bookkeeping, along with BAS preparation and lodgement.

To take advantage of the benefits of Simpler BAS, contact your bookkeeper, Tax or BAS agent.


  • 1st June, 2017