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Keeping records

It's a legal requirement for you to keep records of your business transactions for a minimum of five years, so it's important that you have good record keeping practices in place.

Registrations

Register a business name

How to register a business name and how to search a name to check it's available. Find out what business name registration means for your business.

Planning

Starting a business as a young person

If you've got an entrepreneurial spirit, but you're a little younger than the typical age of a business owner, don't worry - you can still start a business as a minor with some proper planning and information!

Finance

Activity statements

About reporting and making payments for taxation purposes, using activity statements. You make payments and report your obligations under the tax system using an activity statement.

Finance

Income tax for business

Federal income tax is levied on the taxable income of a person or a business. Find out when you need to lodge your income tax return.

Finance

Tax deductions

Deductions for costs incurred in running your business are allowable, provided the expenses are not of a private, domestic or capital nature.

Planning

Templates and tools

Free business templates, checklists, and toolkits to help you plan, start and grow your business.

Finance

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)

Fringe benefits are an important part of business and can be a useful way of attracting quality staff. However, if you're going to provide fringe benefits to your staff, you need to be aware of your taxation obligations.

Finance

Superannuation

Information on employer obligations to make superannuation guarantee contributions for eligible employees and choice of super fund, Australian Taxation Office requirements and payment cut-off dates, and the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

Change & growth

Notify changes to your business

Your business will inevitably change and grow over time as you respond to different market opportunities, economic factors and personal issues.