Your trusted Registered BAS Agent specialists

Avoid headaches and potential lodgement errors with your Business Activity Statement by letting your loyal, trusted BAS agents help today. We take the jargon and confusing acronyms away from compliance to ensure your yearly or quarterly BAS lodgement is fast, easy to understand and affordable.

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Choose Gecko from the get-go

Our Gecko team have been trusted bookkeepers for over 10 years, providing both large and small businesses personalised BAS Agent Services. Our bookkeeping services go hand in hand with each BAS service to give you peace of mind, ensuring on your behalf that you are meeting tax obligations and staying on top of ATO-compliancy.

Why choosing to use a registered BAS agent is a smart choice

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Firstly, there’s a lot of confusing maths. Lucky for you, our bookkeepers love math and have failsafe strategies to ensure your incomings and outgoings are all lined up. We also ensure you’re compliant – that means no scary ATO fines down the track.

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We can help ensure that everything you have spent is claimed, and if you do owe the ATO, going to a registered BAS agent will get you an additional FOUR WEEKS to make payments which can be great for helping with your business cash flow (this Excludes monthly PAYG). We can help lower your GST payable amounts by accurately coding your transactions.

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It’s a whole lot quicker, and we can give you more time to if you owe any GST. We’ve got years of experience lodging BAS, we know what to look for, how to effectively report and we save you lots of time as well as creating peace of mind.

Areas we service

LoganIpswichBrisbane CBDSunshine CoastGold CoastRedlands

We also provide extensive remote bookkeeping

services anywhere across Australia

Hear what our clients have to say

Outstanding customer service and switched on staff.

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Olivia, Amanda and the Gecko team. They have been so professional and understanding of our business needs. Thoughtful and proactive in achieving the best outcomes.
Kris Armstrong

Managing Director – Armstrong Bricklaying

I highly recommend Olivia and the team.

Gecko Bookkeeping are always up to date with the new laws and regulations, very punctual and only help my business grow over these past 5 years

Johnoo Green

Founder – JCG Projects

Get to know your acronyms

Getting a bit confused by all of these acronyms? We get it. Hover over an acronym to uncover what it stands for.

Want to understand more about these acronyms? Check out the ATO page.

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BAS

Business Activity Statement

PAYG

Pay As You Go Tax

TPAR

Taxable Payments Annual Report

GST

Goods and Services Tax

ATO

Australian Tax Office‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

STP

Single Touch Payroll

Meet the Team.

Our Registered BAS Agents are highly motivated, well trained and committed to helping you save time and money. We offer unique sets of expertise across a dynamic set of industries and provide exceptional accuracy across small important details such as data entry. Gecko Bookkeepers pride themselves on being approachable, for us, no client is too small or large – your business is important to us regardless of who you are or what you do. Our main aim is to understand your business and solve your pain points in order to help you succeed. Meet the team today.

Olivia Story

Director
BAS Agent
Certified Software Consultant

Gillian Smythe

Bookkeeping Manager
BAS Agent
Certified Software Consultant

Amanda Lea

Senior Bookkeeper
BAS Agent

Raquel Dol

Senior Bookkeeper
BAS Agent

Kirstyn Jarrett

Bookkeeper

Tia Martin

Administrator

Frequently Asked Questions

A Business Activity Statement (BAS) is essentially a form required to be filled and lodged outlining your tax obligations, if you have any. If your gross business turnover reaches, or is expected to reach over 75k for the annual year, it’s your responsibility to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST). Failing to do so – even unknowingly – can result in having to pay back owed GST, as well as possible incurred penalties and interest. The same can be said if you are registered for GST and fail to meet these dates.

If your business is registered for GST (either voluntarily or if your turnover passes the 75k threshold), regardless of your business size, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) legally requires you to lodge your BAS either quarterly or monthly, depending on your specific requirements.

Your BAS statement reports your business revenue to the ATO for the quarter and reports exactly how much you earned in GST and how much you spent on GST, as well as any employee wages and PAYG withholding tax.

Whether you’re a sole trader, small business owner, or run a company, there are many benefits in employing a registered agent to help with your Business Activity Statements and some argue that it’s a must to outsource this service. Although it is possible to handle your BAS yourself, the preparation and technicalities involved can be confusing and time consuming at the least, but failure to lodge correctly can get you into hot water with the ATO. There’s enough on your plate running your own business, and often the last thing you want to independently keep on top of is ATO compliancy!

The Australian government’s new legislation states that only registered BAS agents (or Tax agents) can establish on your behalf the tax liabilities and obligations of your business or communicate on your behalf with the ATO. This is because the government recognises that in order to lodge a sound and compliant BAS for someone, you need adequate training and knowledge to offer these services correctly. A registered BAS or tax agent will be recognised as being licensed by the Tax Practitioners Board. Bear that in mind, and imagine how easy it could be to miss a calculation unknowingly, and end up owing the ATO down the track.

This is why most smart business owners utilise trusted registered BAS agents to prepare and lodge each business activity statement on their behalf. In addition to peace of mind, employing a BAS agent also has great benefits not available to business owners, such as being able to provide you an automatic 14 day extension.

Penalties apply for business that are not compliant with BAS obligations.
If your BAS isn’t lodged with the ATO by the due dates, you could face late payment penalty charges, as well as interest penalties on the amounts you owe after these due dates. These penalties can add up to a hefty summary and for some small business owners, the cost can be crippling. The due dates and obligations for each business owner differs depending on your turnover, whether you are voluntarily registered, and the options you are able to select in terms of how often you report and the costs owing for your GST.

BAS statements must be submitted before the due dates. The ATO requires every business registered for GST to submit BAS statements prior to the due dates. If you can’t pay on time, you may be eligible to enter a payment plan.

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