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  • Online reporting tools

    You may save time by dealing with us online. Most of your business reporting and transactions can be done online using:

    Before you can use these tools, you need an Australian business number (ABN) and a secure online credential such as:

    After 27 March 2020 myGovID and RAM will replace AUSkey and Manage ABN connections.

    If you're a sole trader, you can prepare, lodge and pay your activity statements using our online services for individuals and sole traders. All you need is a myGov account linked to the ATO.

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    Business Portal

    Most of your business reporting can be done using the Business Portal. It's the main tool for businesses to manage their tax and deal with us online.

    You can use the Business Portal to:

    • lodge your business activity statements (BAS)
    • add or cancel registrations, such as goods and services tax (GST) and PAYG withholding
    • check your tax account balance
    • request transfers and refunds
    • update your business registration details
    • send and receive mail through a secure mailbox.

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    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) makes online record-keeping easier.

    When you have SBR-enabled business accounting software and an AUSkey you can also prepare and lodge reports, forms and statements.

    If you use online (cloud) software, you won't need an AUSkey to interact with us. If you have been asked by your software provider to notify us, you must do this to ensure you can continue to interact with us securely using your cloud software.

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    Last modified: 08 Nov 2019QC 47731