Here you'll find answers to some common questions about activity statements, whether you're yet to move from lodging activity statements in MYOB AE/AO, or you're already preparing activity statements in MYOB Practice.
MYOB AE/AO activity statement support is ending
You can't use AE/AO to create new activity statements as of version 2024.0 available at the end of June 2024.
You can use AE/AO to work on and lodge existing activity statements and amend lodged activity statements, up to 30 September 2024.
After this time, you'll need to use MYOB Practice to create and lodge activity statements. But you don't have to wait! You can start using MYOB Practice for activity statements now.
For more on this change, see the FAQs below. Or learn about the benefits of, and get started with, activity statements in MYOB Practice.
Moving your activity statement workflow to MYOB Practice
From June and September 2024, activity statement functionality will stop working in MYOB AE/AO (see the note at the top of this page).
Working with activity statements in MYOB Practice is fast and secure:
Auto-create activity statements using ATO reports.
Import from MYOB Business or AccountRight ledger.
Automatically add the assigned agent and client for new activity statements.
Send documents to clients and get signatures from my clients.
Easily find information in BAS forms.
Simple workflows make it easier to create, manage and lodge activity statements online.
Only activity statements are affected. Creating and lodging all other tax return types will continue to work as normal without disruption.
Data related to previously lodged or in-progress BAS will remain in AE/AO, as will all tax data.
You can view and print out previously lodged activity statements in MYOB AE/AO.
You won't be able to create new activity statements in AE/AO as of version 2024.0, available at the end of June 2024. You'll be able to amend previously lodged activity statements until 30 September 2024. After this date, you won't be able to create or lodge activity statements in AE/AO, regardless of whether you install 2024.0.
You'll need to install 2024.0 to get all the other tax updates. If you don’t install 2024.0, you won't be able to create or lodge 2024 income tax returns.
Being browser based means MYOB Practice securely stores your work in the cloud.
While you're connected to the internet, your work is automatically saved as you make changes.
If your internet connection drops out, the data you entered while connected to the internet remains safe, and you'll be able to access it again once your connection's restored.
If you're not connected to the internet, your changes aren't being saved and you may need to make your changes again.
There's no change to how you manage your client contact details. Contact details are synced from AE/AO to MYOB Practice.
Working with activity statements in MYOB Practice
Yes, with activity statements in MYOB Practice, you have the option to import data from the underlying ledger into the activity statement form for MYOB Business and AccountRight Live files.
You can now delete In progress or In review activity statements from the Compliance listing (from the All Clients view or once you've selected the client). Find the BAS you’d like to delete in the list, click the ellipsis icon (...) and then select Delete.
Activity statements prepared in MYOB Practice do not integrate into AE/AO.
There are additional advantages to preparing activity statements in MYOB Practice, with less data entry as it is pre-filled from ATO and you can also import GST return summary from an MYOB Business or AccountRight ledger.
No, we don't have a report or filter that shows a list of clients who don't have a BAS agent attached.
No, there is no extra cost. Simply, start using the activity statements online and enjoy the benefits of a streamlined online experience.
MYOB Practice uses the client access permissions from MYOB AE/AO. If you've already set up these permissions in AE/AO, you don't need to do anything to enable them in MYOB Practice.