ATO Instalments and Activity Statements
Posted on 18th January 2022 by Christabelle Harris
The ATO have been working on implementing the move to electronic delivery and lodgement of activity statements (BAS’/IAS’ and PAYG Instalment Notices). Unfortunately, the implementation of this move has not been seamless, and we have been experiencing inconsistencies across delivery methods, with a mix of electronic and paper activity statements still being issued.
If we handle your BAS/IAS lodgements then no further action is required by you as we will liaise with the ATO to ensure records are correct.
Individuals and/or Sole Traders
If you previously received paper activity statements directly and self-manage the lodgements you will need to action the following:
- Setup a MyGov account
- Link your ATO account to your MyGov Account
Lodgements will then be maintained through MyGov. This means you should receive a notification to either your email or phone when a new message is available on your MyGov Account. Please ensure that you log in to your MyGov Account and check the message as this could be the delivery of your IAS/PAYG Instalment Notice.
For all other entities
If you previously received paper activity statements directly and self-manage their lodgements you will need to action the following:
- Setup your Online Services for Business account (use this link to assist https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Bus/Set-up-your-access-to-Online-services-for-business/)
- Setup a MyGovID account
- Setup a Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) to manage user access
- These only need to be completed once and then you will be set up permanently.
If you are expecting to receive an Activity Statement/PAYG Instalment Notice and it doesn’t arrive in the usual way, please contact us.
If you have any questions regarding your Activity Statements/PAYG Instalment Notices or the set up of your MyGov account of Business account, please do not hesitate to contact us on 9316 7000.