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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.

Finance

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.