• Supporting your small business

    We offer a range of tools and services to help make it easier for you to get your tax and super right. It's part of our commitment to improving your tax and super experience.

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    Going online is the quickest and easiest way to manage your tax and super.

    • Sole traders can access ATO Online services on any device to manage activity statements and PAYG instalments, manage accounts, make payment arrangements and more.
    • The Business Portal is available to all businesses to prepare and lodge activity statements and annual reports, manage accounts and update registration details. In most cases, you'll need an ABN and an AUSkey to use our secure on line services.
    • Manage ABN Connections provides an alternative to AUSkey. Connect an ABN to your myGov account and use your myGov username and password to access government online business services. Available services include the Business Portal, Access Manager and the Australian Business Register.

    ATO app – tax and super on the go

    • Our ATO app gives you quick access to handy tools and calculators and answers to frequently asked questions.
    • Use the key dates tool to create a list of due dates that can be saved as reminders in your smartphone or tablet.
    • Sole traders can use myDeductions to track their business income, expenses, and car trips. At tax time you can upload this information to pre-fill your tax return or email it to your tax agent. Never miss out on claiming a deduction because of a lost or faded receipt again!
    • Sole traders can quickly and securely access our online services using voice authentication. Voice authentication is a fast and easy way to confirm your identity when you call us or use the ATO app. You just need to save your voiceprint with us.
    • Use our Business performance check tool to quickly show how your business compares to your competitors based on our small business benchmarks.

    Tools to help you

    Learning Resources

    • Business.gov.auExternal Link offers access to government information, transactions and services, as well as essential information on planning, starting and running your business.
    • Register to attend our face to face small business workshopsExternal Link to help you understand your tax and super obligations.
    • Watch our small business webinarsExternal Link to find out about tax and super obligations and entitlements for your business. Topics include GST, activity statements, income tax deductions, home-based business, record keeping and more.
    • ATOtvExternal Link has a wide range of videos that cover tax and super information at a time that best suits you.
    • Find out if you need to register for PAYG withholding, what your withholding obligations are, how much tax to withhold, payment summaries and more.
    • Many small businesses automatically enter the PAYG instalment system after they lodge their income tax return. If you think you're going to make a profit on your business or investment income, you can choose voluntary entry into PAYG instalments and reduce the tax you may need to pay at the end of the year. Learn more at how to start paying instalments
    • Paying super is an important part of being an employer. Here's how to run a quick check of your super obligationsExternal Link, to make sure you've got everything sorted. To learn more about your super obligations, set up super accounts, how to pay and more go to Super for employers.

    Need more help?

    • Subscribe to the Small business newsroom and get all the latest tax and super news, delivered straight into your email inbox.
    • Use our live chat to ask about GST, ABN/AUSkey, BAS, Account enquiries and to update details. Live chatExternal Link is available from 3.00pm to 9.00pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 4.00pm (AEDT) on Saturday (except public holidays).
    • Use our after-hours call back serviceExternal Link to get the help you need, at a time that’s convenient for you. Complete the online form to book a time to talk to us from 6.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday (except public holidays).
    • If you need assistance tailored to your circumstances, you can register for business assistance and one of our experienced officers will contact you.
    • Use our payment plan estimator to help you work out an affordable payment plan for your circumstances then take control of your tax and super debt by organising a payment plan.
    • Tax and BAS agents can help you manage your tax and super affairs. Find out more about using a registered tax or BAS agentExternal Link.
    • If you need to talk to someone, phone our business tax enquiries line on 13 28 66 (8.00am to 6.00pm weekdays).
    Last modified: 07 Jul 2017QC 48675