How do I change the date on the report for my first BAS

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
I have just registered for GST and have to submit a BAS for the period 8th Dec -31st Dec 2016.
I know how to do a BAS report on Reckon, there is no where that I can see to change the actual date. 
Photo of Lauren Callaghan

Lauren Callaghan

  • 90 Points 75 badge 2x thumb

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of DebonAir

DebonAir

  • 5,972 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
which program are you using?
Photo of DebonAir

DebonAir

  • 5,972 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
if you have the BAS form open, you can click on Config and this will go into the settings
Photo of Charles van Rotterdam

Charles van Rotterdam

  • 9,886 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
You can't change the dates; it doesn't matter you are still doing a quarterly BAS (monthly IAS) which is from the 1st Sept to 31 Dec. The fact that you have no transactions prior to 8th Dec is neither here not there.
Photo of Lauren Callaghan

Lauren Callaghan

  • 90 Points 75 badge 2x thumb
I am using Reckon Accounts Plus 2014.
When I press the config button, I can only change the month or year not the actual date ie 8th
Photo of Lauren Callaghan

Lauren Callaghan

  • 90 Points 75 badge 2x thumb
I do have prior transactions prior to 8th Dec.
I think I will hand ball this to my accountant.
Thank you for your help
Photo of Charles van Rotterdam

Charles van Rotterdam

  • 9,886 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
AH, however if you have registered for GST in the middle of a reporting period then you might have problems and rely on Tax reports rather than the BAS reports. When registering for GST it is best to register and either backdate to the beginning of the last quarter or register for the next quarter coming up; you can call me for advice on 0266834083 if you like
(Edited)
Photo of Charles van Rotterdam

Charles van Rotterdam

  • 9,886 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
The Tax Summary report is the best one to use
Photo of Shirley Ingle

Shirley Ingle, Accredited Partner

  • 2,892 Points 2k badge 2x thumb

Hi Lauren  You will always only see month and year in config. When you click on the next tab PAYG Instalment, you will see to report by month or quarter. Also you will see Cash or Accrual. Put the Dot on which is your reporting basis.

So if you are doing a Quarterly BAS, in Config you choose October 2016. For monthly BAS December 2016 but you will have to make sure you have put the dot on Monthly.

Photo of DebonAir

DebonAir

  • 5,972 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
If you have your tax and P&L reports set to show the actual dates you started reporting GST, then you can easily override the details on the Simplified BAS report on your screen and then print it.
Many times the figures showing on screen can be wrong and will need modifying anyway.
Once the correct figures are entered, then you can print and keep the file.
The online BAS at the ATO is manually entered also.