• Supporting your small business

    We offer a range of tools and services to help make it easier for you to get your tax and super right. It's part of our commitment to improving your tax and super experience.

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    Going online is the quickest and easiest way to manage your tax and super.

    • Sole traders can access ATO Online services on any device to manage activity statements and PAYG instalments, manage accounts, make payment arrangements and more.
    • The Business Portal is available to all businesses to prepare and lodge activity statements and annual reports, manage accounts and update registration details.

    ATO app – tax and super on the go

    • Our ATO app gives you quick access to handy tools and calculators and answers to frequently asked questions.
    • Use the key dates tool to create a list of due dates that can be saved as reminders in your smartphone or tablet.
    • Sole traders can use myDeductions to track their business income, expenses, and car trips. At tax time you can upload this information to pre-fill your tax return or email it to your tax agent. Never miss out on claiming a deduction because of a lost or faded receipt again.
    • Sole traders can quickly and securely access our online services using voice authentication. Registering your voiceprint means one less password and username to remember.
    • Use our Business performance check tool to quickly show how your business compares to your competitors based on our small business benchmarks.

    Tools to help you

    Learning resources

    • Business.gov.auExternal Link offers access to government information, transactions and services, as well as essential information on planning, starting and running your business.
    • Register to attend our face to face small business workshopsExternal Link to help you understand your tax and super obligations.
    • Watch our small business webinarsExternal Link to find out about tax and super obligations and entitlements for your business. Topics include GST, activity statements, income tax deductions, home-based business, record keeping and more.
    • ATOtvExternal Link has a wide range of videos that cover tax and super information at a time that best suits you.
    • Find out if you need to register for PAYG withholding, what your withholding obligations are, how much tax to withhold, payment summaries and more.
    • Most small businesses will automatically enter the PAYG instalment system after they lodge their first business tax return. To learn more on PAYG instalments go to who needs to pay PAYG instalments.
    • Understand your super obligations at Super for employers. Find out how to set up super accounts, how to pay and more.

    Need more help?

    • Subscribe to the Small business newsroom and get all the latest tax and super news, delivered straight into your email inbox.
    • Use our live chat to ask about GST, ABN, AUSkey, payment arrangements or BAS. Live chatExternal Link is available from 3.00pm to 9.00pm (AEDT), Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 4.00pm (AEDT) on Saturday. Due to system upgrades accessing Live chat may be intermittent.
    • Use our after-hours call back serviceExternal Link to 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 to 9.00pm, Monday to Thursday (except public holidays).
    • If you need assistance tailored to your circumstances, you can register for business assistance and one of our experienced officers will contact you.
    • Find the best option for you to take control of your tax and super debt by organising a payment plan. Use our payment plan estimator to help you work out a payment plan you can afford.
    • When getting professional advice, check you are using a registered tax or BAS agentExternal Link.
    • If you need to talk to someone, phone our business tax enquiries line on 13 28 66 (8.00am–6.00pm, Mon–Fri).
    Last modified: 28 Apr 2017QC 48675