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  • A helpful directory for small businesses this tax time

    The ATO has a range of information, tools, calculators and services available to help small businesses at tax time and all year round.

    On this page


    • Assessable income for business – find out what to include in your business's assessable income and what to exclude.
    • ATO Tax inVoice podcasts – Tax inVoice is an easy way to keep updated about the latest tax and super information and how you can meet your obligations.
    • atoTV Business channelExternal Link – access a wide range of videos that cover tax time information at a time that best suits you.
    • Business tax deductions – you can claim a tax deduction for most expenses from carrying on your business, as long as they are directly related to earning your assessable income.
    • Due dates by topic – find due dates for all your obligations by topic.
    • Government grants, payments and stimulus during COVID-19 – information if you have received state, territory or Australian Government grants, payments or stimulus as a result of COVID-19.
    • Income tax return – there's no threshold for business income so you need to lodge a tax return if you carried on a business, even if your business has not earnt any income. This page also explains how to lodge an income tax return for your business.
    • Lodge with a registered tax agent – how to lodge your tax return using a registered tax agent.
    • Small business webinars – register and watch to find out about tax and super obligations and entitlements for your business. Topics covered include income tax deductions, concessions for small business and employer obligations.

    Stay up to date

    • Small business newsroom – get the latest tax news delivered straight into your email inbox.
    • Social media – get the latest tax and super information on the go. Follow us to get tax tips and updates, share information and stay informed.

    Tools and calculators

    • ATO app – free to download and use, with a range of features and tools to help you keep on top of your tax and super.
    • myDeductions – a tool in the ATO app for sole traders to record business income and expenses, making it easier and more convenient to keep records in one place.
    • Other calculators and tools – to help you run your business.
    • Small business benchmarks – help compare your business's performance against similar businesses in your industry.

    Help and support

    • Alex – ask our virtual assistant Alex your questions about tax to help you find the information you need on our website.
    • ATO CommunityExternal Link – ask your tax and super related questions on the ATO’s online community forum.
    • A full list of tools and services, including help to lodge and pay, is available at Supporting your small business.
      Last modified: 30 Jun 2023QC 59613