Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Reckon GovConnect Users

Reckon GovConnect will be removed from Reckon Accounts 2019, due for release in March 2019. 

If your clients lodge their Business Activity Statement (BAS) to the ATO using Reckon GovConnect, we'd like to inform you that this feature will be removed from Reckon Accounts 2019 (due for release in late March), as the ATO is decommissioning the SBR1 technology that enables this feature by 31 March 2019.

If your clients use Reckon Accounts 2018 (or earlier versions) the Reckon GovConnect link will remain in their software, but the connection to the ATO will no longer work.

Alternative lodgement methods:

Here are two alternatives they can use to lodge a BAS to the ATO:

  • ATO Business Portal. Lodge and revise a BAS through the ATO's free online portal. They simply sign up for a free account and read the user guide to learn how to set-up and lodge.
    Learn more
  • GovReports. A third-party online reporting platform that allows your clients to lodge BAS, PAYG, TPAR, TFN declaration and other reports directly to the ATO.
    Special offer for Reckon Accounts users. Simply use this link  to subscribe and get free access to GovReports until 31 July 2019 (and 20% off the regular price after this date).
    Learn more

These two options will enable your clients to submit their BAS to the ATO with ease.

If you do have any queries don't hesitate to email us at or call us on 1300 653 449.

  • 31st January 2019