Small Business lead the way on Tax

New Research from the ATO shows that the vast majority of our small businesses are doing the right thing when it comes to paying their tax. In fact, around 90% of income tax from small businesses is paid voluntarily without any intervention from the ATO.*

While a small percentage of small businesses are deliberately avoiding their tax obligations (i.e. intentionally under-reporting income, exaggerating expenses or operating outside the tax system), most are making unintentional mistakes. This is usually as a result of poor record keeping processes or because they don't understand their obligations.

Workshops for Small Business

The ATO is working on simplifying small business tax obligations to make it easier to get it right. You can find tips and support on how small business can manage their tax obligations online.

The ATO are also running a series of free face-to-face workshops that are specifically designed for small business with small group sizes, giving you the opportunity to ask lots of questions from a highly experienced ATO officer.

See our Business Events page for upcoming dates and to register. These workshops are supported by Northern Beaches Council.

Workshop topics:

Tax Essentials for Small Businesses

Learn about business structures, tax registrations, deductions, reporting and record keeping requirements for small business.

This 2 hour introductory workshop is designed for those who are new to business or who are thinking of starting a small business. You will learn about business structures, tax registrations, reporting requirements, record keeping principles and where to go for help and information when you need it.

Record Keeping for Small Business (GST Registered)

Gain hands-on experience of recording money in and out of your business. Learn how to calculate and record GST as well as time-saving tips.

This 2 hour introductory workshop is for small businesses who want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions who are registered for GST or who are thinking of registering for GST. 

Employer Essentials for Small Business

Understand your tax and super obligations as an employer. 

Do you have employees, or are you thinking of employing workers? In this free 1.5hr workshop you will learn about what to do when you hire workers, pay as you go (PAYG), how to report fringe benefits, superannuation reporting and taxable payments.

Single Touch Payroll: Introduction

Understand how your payroll tax and super reporting obligations as an employer will be streamlined using Single Touch Payroll.

Are you a small business employer with less than 20 employees? Join us for this 90 minute overview session. Find out more about the options and concessions available to small business employers to report payments such as salaries, wages, tax withheld and superannuation each time you pay your workers.


Go to our Business Events page for more details and to register

*Content courtesy of the NSW Small Business Commissioner