For Businesses

Tax Basics for Small Business – Good place to start if you operate a small business as a sole trader, partnership, company or trust.  This PDF guide explains the basic tax implications involved with a business including registering your business for tax purposes, how GST works, tax concessions, super obligations, activity statements, income tax returns and accurate record keeping.

Employer Essentials – Information to ensure you meet your tax and superannuation obligations as an employer. This includes information on employee payments, PAYG withholding and superannuation contributions.

Activity Statement Essentials – Businesses must lodge activity statements to report and pay their various tax obligations, including GST, PAYG instalments, PAYG withholding and fringe benefits tax. This provides comprehensive information on what is included in an activity statement and how to fill one out.

Business Deductions Essentials – Deductions for costs incurred in running your business are allowable, provided the expenses are not of a private, domestic or capital nature. These links show what expenses may be deducted in your annual income tax return.

Employers Superannuation Essentials – Comprehensive information regarding superannuation obligations for employers and the self-employed.

Record keeping – Information on what records businesses are required to maintain and keep. This page also provides a guide to how businesses can maintain their records and includes industry specific information.

What is the BankLink Service?  –  This software streamlines the accounting process, saving you time. To find out more, view this short animated presentation. When you have finished watching, just click the back arrow on your browser to return to this page.

Australian Business Register – This is where to apply for an ABN.

NSW Fair Trading – NSW Fair Trading manages comsumer laws to protect the rights of consumers and advise businesses on fair and ethical practice.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission – ASIC is the regulator for all Australian companies. This website provides forms and information on registering, updating and maintaining company details.

NSW Office of Industrial Relations – The NSW IR provides services to both workers and employers and  administers legislation regarding workplace rights, obligations and conditions. This website provides access to workplace information such as salary and wage awards.

Office of State Revenue – The OSR administers and collects state taxes including payroll tax, land tax, stamp duties and parking levies. This website provides information and forms regarding various state taxes and also allows you to make payments online.

ATO Forms – A searchable list of links to all the forms the ATO provides.

Rates, Calculators & Tools – Links to various tax rates, tax calculators and other tools to assist employers with their tax compliance obligations.