• Key topics for small business

    Our key topics for small business webinar series is split into 12 topics. These sessions run for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable if you are either:

    • just starting a business or thinking about starting a new business
    • wanting to update your knowledge.

    Notes:

    • Times listed will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and, from October to March, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
    • To register for any of the topics below, please click hereExternal Link and follow the instructions.
    Small business webinar dates

    Topic

    Description

    An introduction to tax basics

    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 deductions

    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 business

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

    Motor vehicle deductions

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

    Concessions for small business

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

    Activity statement essentials

    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 tax

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

    Record keeping and budgeting

    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 overview

    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:

    • Annual tax obligations for employers webinar 
    • Employee or contractor webinar
    • Taxable payments reporting webinars 
     

    Super obligations for employers

    Takes a more 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:

     

    Issues for Contractors

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

    Depreciation

    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: 25 Aug 2017QC 16164