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How to complete a BAS when I've only registered for GST 3 weeks prior to the end of the BAS period?

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Hello!

 

I am a sole trader.

 

I need to complete a BAS for the April-May-June period.

 

I only registered for GST in mid-May, so some of my income and expenses were pre-GST registration, while others were post-GST registration.

 

I am lodgin my GST via MyGov, and I want to know:

 

- For cell G1 it requests an amount for Total Sales. Is this referring to Total Sales for the entire April-May-June period (some of which were GST free and some of which included GST), or, is it Total Sales only since I registered for GST?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Thanks.

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Hi @Cassius,

 

Thanks for your question!

 

Generally speaking, your activity statement should have generated with the same start date as your GST reporting. (e.g. 15 May 2019 - 30 June 2019)

 

If you have registered as soon as you were required to do so, or you are voluntarily registered, then you will only report GST on transactions that occurred from your registration date onwards.

 

You can use the Interactive GST calculation worksheet if you need help working out the amounts to report on your BAS.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rachael B.

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Hi @Cassius,

 

Thanks for your question!

 

Generally speaking, your activity statement should have generated with the same start date as your GST reporting. (e.g. 15 May 2019 - 30 June 2019)

 

If you have registered as soon as you were required to do so, or you are voluntarily registered, then you will only report GST on transactions that occurred from your registration date onwards.

 

You can use the Interactive GST calculation worksheet if you need help working out the amounts to report on your BAS.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rachael B.