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  • Support for small businesses

    Everyday pressures, unexpected life circumstances, stress, depression or anxiety can have a negative impact on your quality of life and ability to run your business. This can affect the people who are involved with your business, including employees, contractors, partners and clients.

    Your mental health is important. It’s helpful to learn how to recognise warning signs or ‘red flags’ that may suggest you need to reach out for support. Common warning signs include:

    • finding it hard to concentrate
    • avoiding necessary day-to-day tasks and obligations
    • feeling irritable, stressed or teary
    • constantly thinking of work, even during personal time
    • being unable to sleep
    • disconnecting from friends and family
    • changing eating or drinking habits.

    We understand these circumstances can affect your tax and super obligations.

    If you're having difficulty paying your tax, contact us as early as possible so we can work with you – it's never too late to speak with us. We may be able to help you:

    • set up a payment plan
    • defer a lodgment or payment
    • fast track your tax return.

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    We offer a range of tools and services to help all small business owners get their tax and super right, including an after-hours call back at a time that suits you.

    To find out more about the support small business, owners can access:

    • phone 13 28 66
    • Supporting your business with our calculators, tools and services designed to help you get your tax and super right
    • ask an authorised contact or your tax professional to speak to us on your behalf.

    For a free and confidential mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue for small business owners, visit NewAccess for Small Business OwnersExternal Link.

    Last modified: 06 Apr 2021QC 62924