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  • Businesses

    Our online services are quick, easy, tailored, and secure and allow you to manage your business reporting and transactions at a time that is convenient for you.

    If you use a registered tax or BAS agent for your taxation and superannuation matters, you can still access our online services.

    You can do most of your business reporting and transactions with us online using either:

    Additionally, if you're a sole trader you can use:

    Business Portal

    The Business Portal is the main tool for businesses to engage with us online. You can use the Business Portal to:

    • prepare, lodge and revise activity statements
    • view statements of account and find your payment reference number (PRN)
    • manage your accounts and update your business registration details
    • view your Single Touch Payroll reports
    • register for goods and services tax (GST) and pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
    • test and lodge files and reports
    • lodge various online forms
    • request a ruling or lodge an objection
    • send and receive mail through a secure mailbox
    • access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

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    Accessing the Business Portal

    To use the Business Portal you need an Australian business number (ABN)External Link and a secure credential such as myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

    You can also use AUSkeyExternal Link or Manage ABN connections, however these services will retire after 27 March 2020.

    If you authorise your employees or others to access the Business Portal on behalf of your business, they will also need to use one of the above credentials.

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    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standard approach to online or digital record-keeping to simplify business reporting obligations. Digital service providers build SBR rules into business software to make it ‘SBR-enabled’.

    You can prepare and lodge reports to us directly from your SBR-enabled business software.

    If you use SBR-enabled software you can then report using information that's already captured as part of the day-to-day operations of your business.

    Credentials in SBR-enabled software

    Your SBR-enabled software uses a credential that allows you to securely submit information to us.

    When using cloud based SBR software, you don't need to create this credential. Instead, your software provider will build it into your software.

    If you use desktop or locally hosted SBR-enabled software (not cloud); your digital software provider will let you know which credential you should use. For example:

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    Last modified: 25 Nov 2019QC 40955