How much do BAS agents charge for BAS lodgement fees?
In your experience, how much does a BAS agent typically charge for BAS preparation and lodgement fees? How are BAS agent fees structured?
The question is too generic.
The charge for BAS Preparation will depend on many factors.
What business structure, how much data, and if payroll is included.
BAS Agents are required by law to take "reasonable care" when completing any BAS report.
Code Item 10 requires registered agents to take reasonable care to ensure that taxation laws are applied correctly to the circumstances in relation to which the registered agent is providing advice to a client.
The cost will depend on the following:
Is it a sole trader, company, or trust?
Different structures require different compliance parameters.
Has any data been entered on excel/accounting software?
Has it been coded correctly to income/expenses?
Has the client coded these to the correct tax code?
Is the file bank reconciled to the actual statements?
How accurate/reliable is the data supplied?
How much data is there? 10 transactions a month or 1000's?
Does the client have a payroll?
Has the payroll been reconciled?
Are the awards/breaks compliant to Fair Work?
These questions above will all need to be considered before any amount can be set.
This stated, if the file is 100% clean, not requiring any checking or confirmation it might be lodged for as little as $99 -$220.00 by a BAS or Tax Agent. If there is payroll, add more on that amount.
However, given the requirement of "reasonable care" I would never personally lodge a BAS report I have not compiled myself.
The price will vary depending on the experience/qualification of the BAS Agent and what services are included.