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Change & growth

Change business structure

A business restructure refers to reorganising your business. It is generally done to be more profitable, improve processes and adapt to the changing needs of the business.

Registrations

Register a Tax file number (TFN)

A TFN is a unique number issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to individuals and organisations to help manage tax and other government services. The type of TFN that you need however, can depend on your business structure.

Planning

Business structures

There are a number of structures that you can choose from when starting or expanding your business.

Closing

Bankruptcy

When your business runs into financial trouble, take the time to seek advice and support as soon as possible, to understand what options are available.

Finance

Set up a business bank account

When starting a business you may consider setting up a business bank account to manage your business finances.

Registrations

Register your company

You'll need to register as a company if you decide it's the best structure for your business. It has different legal, financial and record keeping responsibilities than other structures.

Finance

How to lodge and pay tax

How you lodge your tax will depend on your business structure. Find out what you need to lodge and when a Business Activity Statement (BAS) is also needed. Don’t get caught out, find out what you need to lodge and the due dates early.

Marketing

Legal essentials for doing business online

Starting an online business means applying for a business name, and finding out what licensing and permit requirements apply in your state or territory. You'll also want to get an internet domain name for your website after you figure out your business structure and apply for an ABN.