Benefits

As an IPA BAS Practitioner, you'll receive a host of benefits as part of your membership. These benefits include:

  • Full voting status: you'll receive full voting status within the Institute. 
  • Access to IPA stationery: to assist in the promotion of your business inlcuding logos, business window decals, business cards and letterheads.
  • Increased professional credibility among potential clients: through membership of a major professional accounting association recognised as a BAS agent by the Tax Practitioners Board.
  • Reduction in experience hours: a reduction to 1,000 from 1,400 in the number of experience hours required to become a registered BAS agent and maintain your registration.
  • Regular and relevant communication: receive practical educational content and plain English technical updates relevant to practicing BAS agents, delivered through magazine publications, online newsletters, social media and via our website, which provides information eligible for CPD hours.
  • Reduced cost events: low cost webinars and seminars that qualify for the Tax Practitioners Board CPD requirements.
  • Access to Professional Assist: a low cost internet-based technical and regulatory compliance helpline that includes document templates, checklists and searchable database.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance: access to a comprehensive Tax Practitioners Board approved, affordable, Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance cover. Premiums start at $250 for a $1M cover. Call us on 1800 625 625 or email insurance@publicaccountants.org.au for further information about PI insurance. To obtain a quote, please click here.
  • Find a BAS Practitioner: listing in 'Find a BAS Practitioner' on the IPA website providing you with an opportunity to promote your practice to IPA member public accountants and clients.
  • Third party offers: we've secured preferential rates on a range of member services and benefits. From insurance and IT products to hotels and a range of business services. Your membership will give you access to discounts and complimentary services on a range of professional and lifestyle products.