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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.


    • ATO Tax inVoice podcasts – Tax inVoice is an easy way to keep updated about the latest tax and super information, including episodes on good record keeping and Single Touch Payroll.
    • atoTV Business channelExternal Link – access a wide range of videos that cover tax time information, to watch at a time that best suits you.
    • Due dates by topic – find due dates for all your obligations by topic.
    • Income tax return – you need to lodge a tax return if you carried on a business, even if your business has not earnt any income. There’s no threshold for business income, so you need to lodge an income tax return even if you only earn $1. 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.
    • Small business workshops – register to attend our face-to-face workshops to help you understand your tax entitlements and 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 – download for quick access to handy tools and calculators, and answers to frequently asked questions.
    • myDeductions – for sole traders with simple tax affairs, to track your business income, expenses and car trips.
    • Other calculators and tools – to help you run your business.
    • Small business benchmarks – help compare your businesses performance against similar businesses in your industry.

    Help and support

    • After-hours call back serviceExternal Link – get the help you need, at a time that’s convenient for you. Complete the online form to book a time to talk to us from 6.00pm–8.00pm Monday to Thursday (except public holidays).
    • 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 all of the above, is available at Supporting your small business.
      Last modified: 01 Nov 2021QC 59613