Our Xero GST, Reporting & BAS Training Course builds on our Xero Bank Reconciliation Course. It explores a full quarter worth of transactions using a case study which features a budding entrepreneur.
We’ve chosen this case study because it enables us to include a bunch of transactions that make GST and BAS reporting tricky; including:
- purchases which are GST-free,
- those which have partial GST, or are
- international payments.
Course Completion Time: 3 Hours
Varying GST Transactions
It includes capital purchases (a vehicle) and how the different costs of running a vehicle should be treated, as well as expenses like entertainment; when FBT applies and an introduction to Payroll where you’ll explore how various aspects of wages are treated in the BAS.
BAS Report and PAYG Introduction
After correctly coding all of these transactions, we set up the Financial Settings of a Business in Xero with regard to the GST registration (Cash vs Accrual and quarterly vs monthly). We also run a BAS report, which is combined with our specially-designed “Ad Hoc Payroll” Excel spreadsheet case study calculations in order to work out the final liabilities.
For Micro & Small Businesses you can use other tools like Excel Spreadsheets to perform calculations of obligations like PAYG and then enter the transaction into your accounting software.
As you progress through this course you’ll see the results of the business owners ‘change of strategy’ and focus for the business. You’ll see what these results look like at the end of the quarter, as well as month-by-month comparisons of Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports.
Decisions Based on Financial Reports
At the end of the course you’ll explore how the business owner can use the information in the reports to change the direction of the business, as well as how he will be able to configure their software to obtain even better reports at the end of the next quarterly reporting period.
Apart from performing all of a businesses compliance requirements, decision making is one of the biggest reasons for business to maintain detailed records and use computerised accounting software.
Update: The workbook and videos are now available in our Learning Management System. Existing students who are within their course access period just need to contact support to be enrolled for free so why not enrol now at today’s prices.
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