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Hi everyone, Come on over to the new discussions in Xero Central. It’s a more intuitive way to connect and chat all things business with one another. Ask questions, dish out answers, and get involved.

You can still view topics in the Xero Business Community to see all the useful knowledge that’s been shared there; and you can restart conversations you feel have been of huge value to you on Xero Central.

If you have brilliant ideas for innovations, you can keep on adding feature requests in the Xero Business Community, and voting on existing requests. There’s more in store, as we come up with the best way to take on your thoughts and share developments
Community > Feature Requests >

Activity Statement - Lodge BAS & IAS directly with the ATO within Xero.

Started by Christopher Moore in Feature Requests | Done!

Wouldn't it be great if we could lodge our activity statements with the ATO directly from Xero? I know this would save me a lot of time!
Official Xero Reply
We’re really pleased to share that from today lodging BAS from Xero to the ATO is now available for free to Australian Xero subscribers. This launch is following a pre-release phase and initial release availability through our certified partners, where in the space of a few weeks, 2500 Activity Statement have been filed through to the ATO from Xero already.

I remember it was at the Xero Christmas party in Melbourne 2010 talking to Rod Drury about this, and how it's important we can do this for Australian businesses. We’d just got our first office in Australia then and It’s been a long term goal of mine to achieve this with Xero.

Thanks for your patience, it’s been an epic journey for me personally and all the team involved with this at Xero.

We hope you all love it (the feedback we’ve had so far is that it’s great!) and you all get your votes back! We’ve got more great stuff planned to make BAS time easier and better for you all with Xero.

Check out Xero Central for more information on how you can setup and use this new feature.

We recommend chatting with your advisor if you’re unsure whether you should lodge your activity yourself or through them. If you need to find an accountant or bookkeeper, check out the Xero advisor directory.

Tim Wright (Xero Staff)