Partner Zone

Lodge your activity statements online

92 Posts
Former Staff
Former Staff




This information applies to Australian businesses.


Online activity statementOnline activity statementGreat news - now you can lodge your BAS and IAS online, straight from MYOB AccountRight, with no ongoing need to log into ATO portals and no paper forms to fill in.


You can lodge statements for your own business or a business you work for, and if you’re a BAS agent or tax agent you can lodge statements for your clients too.


It’s quick, easy and another great benefit included in your AccountRight subscription.


Here's how it works:

 How to lodge online


  1. Let the ATO know MYOB is your software provider. This one-time task gives us permission to lodge on your behalf.

  2. Set up the GST fields of the activity statement. We’ll fill in your future statements based on this setup and your AccountRight transaction details.
    Set up your GST fieldsSet up your GST fields
  3. Review and lodge your activity statements. We’ll list the statements that are due. Review, validate and lodge them in just a few minutes.

  4. Keep track of what’s lodged. You’ll get confirmation from the ATO and details of the amount payable or refund due.
    ATO confirmationATO confirmation

Since launching we’ve received great feedback and suggestions for improvement, and we’re continuing to tweak and improve the lodgement experience for you. For example, you can now also set up the ‘W’ fields on the BAS form, which means the total wages for the reporting period as well as PAYG and other amounts you’ve withheld can be filled in for you too.



Simpler BAS reporting is here too


If your turnover is less than $10 million per year, you'll now be able to lodge a Simpler BAS. There are fewer GST fields to fill in - just G1, 1A and 1B needs to be reported.


When you set up your online activity statement, you can switch to Simpler BAS reporting by selecting the “My annual turnover is less than $10 million” option.


Simpler BAS optionSimpler BAS option

You can learn more about how Simpler BAS works on the ATO’s website, and we've got some info in our Simpler BAS help page too.



Get ready to lodge online


Before you can start lodging activity statements online, you need:

  • AccountRight 2016.3 or later
  • an active AccountRight subscription
  • an online (and checked in) company file.

Got those? Then you’re ready to go! Click Prepare BAS/IAS in the Accounts command centre and follow the on-screen instructions.


Accounts command centreAccounts command centre

And if you need assistance or have questions, see our help pages that step you through the one-time setup tasks and how to lodge online.