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  • SBSCH decision tool

    To access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) in online services you'll need a secure authentication credential that identifies you to act on behalf of your business.

    Use this decision tool to work out which authentication credential and online service fits your business situation.

    The tool is also available as a flow chart in Portable Document Format SBSCH decision tool: How to access it (PDF, 119KB)This link will download a file.

    Select your situation:

    My tax professional lodges SG on my behalf

    If you choose to use a registered tax or BAS agent, they can continue to manage your super guarantee (SG) obligations on your behalf using the SBSCH in the Tax Agent Portal or BAS Agent Portal.

    I’m a small business operator or sole trader with an ABN

    Do you use the ATO Business Portal?

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    I already use the Business Portal

    If you're using the Business Portal to manage your tax obligations, the SBSCH is available under the Manage Employees menu.

    If you are unable to view the SBSCH, you may need to check your permission settings in Access Manager.

    I haven’t used the Business Portal

    The Business Portal is how businesses engage with us online. In the portal you can:

    • prepare and lodge activity statements
    • manage your accounts and update your business registration details
    • send and receive mail through a secure mailbox
    • make super contributions for your employees.

    The Business Portal can only be accessed using a secure authentication credential that identifies you to act on behalf of your business and establishes a secure environment for online transactions.

    You have a choice of credential that you can use – either Manage ABN Connections via myGov or AUSkey.

    Do you already have an approved authentication credential?

    I have an AUSkey

    You can use your existing AUSkey to log in to the Business Portal and use the SBSCH under the Manage Employees menu.

    If you've forgotten your AUSkey password, you'll need to register for a new AUSkey as passwords cannot be reset.

    If you are unable to view the SBSCH, you may need to check your permission settings in Access Manager.

    Log in to the Business Portal

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    I’m looking for an alternative to AUSkey

    An alternative authentication credential you can use is Manage ABN Connections via myGov. It allows authorised individuals to connect ABN/s to their personal myGov account.

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    I don’t have an approved authentication credential

    There are two secure authentication options you can choose from to access the Business Portal – Manage ABN Connections via myGov or AUSkey. The credential you choose will depend on your business requirements.

    Manage ABN Connections

    Manage ABN Connections allows you to connect one or more ABNs to your personal myGov account. You can use your myGov login to access government online business services for both personal and business use. It can be used anytime, anywhere, and from any smart device.

    Next steps:

    AUSkey

    An AUSkeyExternal Link provides you with an authentication that links to the device (computer or laptop) or USB you choose to download it onto.

    There are two types of AUSkey – Administrator and Standard. The Administrator AUSkey provides the ability to manage AUSkeys associated with the ABN, including your own, and to register someone else for an AUSkey allowing them to use online services on behalf of your business.

    Each AUSkey is linked to an ABN. There can be multiple AUSkeys for different people for the same ABN. You will need a separate AUSkey for each ABN you are associated with.

    This authentication credential is restricted to the device or USB it’s downloaded to, and is unable to be used on mobile devices.

    AUSkey isn't currently compatible with Microsoft Edge or Chrome OS.

    Next steps:

    I’m an individual employer or a sole trader without an ABN

    You can manage your tax and super in one place using our online services for individuals and sole traders. All you need is a myGov account linked to the ATO.

    A secure myGov account lets you link to a range of Australian Government services with one username and password.

    The link to SBSCH will available on the home page once you have logged in and linked to ATO online services.

    Next step:

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    I no longer wish to use the SBSCH

    If you have a requirement to pay SG for your employees, but no longer wish to use the SBSCH, we recommend you contact your super fund to discuss alternative SuperStream compliant lodgment methods.

    Next steps:

    You could also contact your tax or BAS agent as they may offer this as part of their services.

      Last modified: 30 May 2018QC 54322