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Online Lodgement via Business Portal for Non-Residents (ie. not eligible for MyGovID)

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I am a New Zealander who has been working short term contracts in Australia since 2014. Previously I have been submitting activity statements via the BP with AUSKey. This has now been discontinued however I cannot enrol for MyGovID as it requires Australian Passport, Drivers Licence etc. I tried enroling with my New Zealand Passport but it is not recognised.

 

Is there another method of submitting Activity Statements online or will I have to rely on my Tax Agent?

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Hi @lucien,

 

If you’re not able to transition to myGovID straight away while we add new functionalities and resolve errors we have some others ways that you can meet your tax obligations. These include:

  • phone lodgment (only applicable for businesses with a turnover less than $20million)
  • paper lodgment (only applicable for businesses with a turnover less than $20 million)
  • a registered Australian tax agent
  • cloud-based Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software

Thanks, NateH

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Hi @lucien,

 

If you’re not able to transition to myGovID straight away while we add new functionalities and resolve errors we have some others ways that you can meet your tax obligations. These include:

  • phone lodgment (only applicable for businesses with a turnover less than $20million)
  • paper lodgment (only applicable for businesses with a turnover less than $20 million)
  • a registered Australian tax agent
  • cloud-based Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software

Thanks, NateH

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Hi Nate

 

The company I work for in NZ is having the same issue with us being unable to achieve a standard myGOVid so I can continue lodging the BAS.

I do have a TFN and expired drivers license from when I lived in Qld and expired medicare.

 

I have printed the NAT75249 for myself and the director of the company to do but since we are in lockdown we won't be able to get a notary public to verify our documents before the next BAS is due.

 

How do we go about getting paper BAS to lodge in the interim like you mention?

 

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Steph

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Hi @stephmacgregor,

 

You'll need to give us a call to get that set up and get the forms sent out.

 

Thanks, NateH

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Hi ATO,

 

I have just attempted to lodge a nil BAS over the phone but it requires an ABN and document ID. There is no document ID as I usually access these via the Business Portal which no longer accepts AusKey. Neither am I eligible for MyGovID as I hold an NZ passport/drivers licence.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thx. Lucien

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Hi @lucien,

 

Thank you for contacting us. At present, only the following Australian identity documents are supported to register for myGovID and obtain a Standard identity strength :


•driver’s licence
•Medicare card
•birth certificate
•passport.

 

In the future , we will introduce more type of documents.

 

If you're a sole trader, you can lodge your activity statements online on the ATO link on your myGov.

 

For other entity type, you can lodge through a tax agent. If it's a NIL BAS you can lodge via our automated system however you need to phone us to obtain a document identification number (DIN) for the BAS period  that you would like to lodge as NIL. You will be required to confirm your identity when you call.

 

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