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  • Online reporting tools

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

    • Online services for business
    • Standard Business Reporting (SBR)-enabled accounting software.

    In most cases you'll need an Australian business numberExternal Link (ABN) and a myGovIDExternal Link before you can use these tools.

    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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    Online services for business

    Most of your business reporting can be done using Online services for business. It's the main tool for businesses to manage their tax and super obligations with us online.

    You can use Online services for business to:

    • lodge your activity statements
    • add or cancel registrations, such as PAYG withholding
    • check your tax account balance
    • request transfers and refunds
    • make payments or payment plans
    • update your business registration details
    • send and receive mail through a secure mailbox.

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    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is an online record-keeping standard that simplifies business reporting obligations.

    SBR-enabled business accounting software can automatically prepare and lodge reports, forms and statements for your business.

    When you have SBR-enabled accounting software, it can interact with us using online (cloud) software or a machine credential.

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    Last modified: 08 Apr 2021QC 51474