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  • Key webinar topics for small business

    Our current small business webinar series has been split into different session topics that cover both general and industry specific areas of tax obligations. Each session runs for approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

    These sessions are of interest if you:

    • are thinking about starting a new business
    • are just starting a business
    • want to update your knowledge
    • work in any of the industry specific areas advertised.

    Note: Times listed will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and from October to March, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

    Small business webinars

    Topic

    Description

    Starting a small businessExternal Link

    If you are thinking of starting a small business or have a hobby that is becoming a business, this session will help you understand:

    • the difference between a hobby and a business
    • what to do if your hobby turns into a business
    • the most common business structures and the registrations you may need to be in business.

    Getting it right is important, so come along, ask questions and give your business the best chance of success.

    Ride-sourcing and tax (Sole traders)External Link

    If you provide ride-sourcing services for a fare or work through a facilitator such as Uber, SheSafe, Shebah or GoCatch, this session will help you understand how income tax, or goods and services tax (GST) applies to your earnings.

    Ride-sourcing is taxi-travel for GST purposes. If you have a ride-sourcing enterprise, you need to:

    • have an Australian business number (ABN)
    • register for GST from the day you start
    • collect and pay GST on the full amount of every fare
    • keep records of income and expenses for both GST and income tax purposes.

    Come along to this session where we’ll help you understand how to get it right.


    Note: This session is designed for sole traders

    Planning your regular financial commitmentsExternal Link

    This session offers a straightforward five-step process to stay on top of your regular financial commitments.

    Find out how to identify business activities that trigger financial responsibilities as well as practical help to plan for and meet your future commitments.

    Courier services – Taxable payments: IntroductionExternal Link

    If you provide courier services and pay contractors to carry out those services, there is legislation that affects you.

    This is the first of three sessions offering practical help on what you need to do.

    Courier services – Taxable payments annual report: How to reportExternal Link

    This session is a follow-up to the Courier services – Taxable payments: Introduction.

    If you provide courier services and need to report payments you make to contractors, this session offers practical help on how to report.

    Cleaning services – Taxable payments: IntroductionExternal Link

    If you provide cleaning services and pay contractors to carry out those services, there is legislation that affects you.

    This session offers practical help on what you need to do.

    Cleaning services – Taxable payments annual report: How to reportExternal Link

    This event is a follow-up to the Cleaning services – Taxable payments annual report: Introduction.

    If you provide cleaning services and need to report payments you make to contractors, this session will offer practical help on how to report.

    Single Touch Payroll: Introduction External Link

    This is the first of three sessions for small business owners with less than 20 employees. This overview will help you understand how your payroll tax and super reporting obligations will be streamlined using Single Touch Payroll.

    Single Touch Payroll: Reporting (Webinar 1 of 2)External Link

    This session will suit small business owners (with less than 20 employees) and anyone involved with payroll procedures who wants to know more about using software to report through Single Touch Payroll.

    To get the most from this session you need to have attended the Single Touch Payroll: Introduction webinar.

    Single Touch Payroll: Reporting (Webinar 2 of 2)External Link

    Complete your understanding of Single Touch Payroll by attending the second Single Touch Payroll: Reporting webinar.

    To get the most from this session you need to have attended the Single Touch Payroll: Introduction and Single Touch Payroll: Reporting (Webinar 1 of 2).

    An introduction to tax basicsExternal Link

    Introduces you to the basic tax issues you need to consider if you are thinking about starting a business, such as business structures, tax registrations and record keeping.

    Income tax deductionsExternal Link

    Looks at the fundamental principles of income tax deductions that apply to all businesses. We look at the tax treatment of different deductions, including depreciation of assets.

    Home-based businessExternal Link

    Provides you with information about claiming home-based expenses and understanding how capital gains tax may apply.

    Motor vehicle deductionsExternal Link

    Runs through the special rules when claiming deductions for motor vehicles, and provides practical examples of how to record and claim the expenses.

    Small business concessionsExternal Link

    Looks at the concessions available for income tax, capital gains tax (CGT) and goods and services tax (GST).

    Activity statement essentialsExternal Link

    Explains how to complete your activity statement. The primary focus is on the labels to be completed for the GST, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and PAYG instalments.

    Goods and services taxExternal Link

    Helps you to understand how GST works and its implications for business.

    Record keeping and budgetingExternal Link

    Helps you meet your tax obligations, as it is essential you maintain complete and accurate records. We also discuss the importance of budgeting, and the key role records play in budget management.

    Employer obligations overviewExternal Link

    Explains the tax issues and obligations relevant to employers, such as pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, super guarantee and fringe benefits tax (FBT).

    You may also be interested in the Employee or contractorExternal Link webinar recording.

    Super obligations for employersExternal Link

    Takes an in-depth look at super for employers. We explain which of your employees are eligible for super, how to calculate their super and what happens when super is not paid on time.

    You may also be interested in SMSF past webinar recordings.

    Issues for contractorsExternal Link

    Addresses some commonly asked questions around employee versus contractor. Also addresses other issues relevant to contractors, such as personal services income.

    DepreciationExternal Link

    Addresses some commonly asked questions around claiming deductions for depreciating assets.

    Next steps:

    If you need to get in contact with your session coordinator, phone 1300 661 104.

    Last modified: 29 Aug 2019QC 16164