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Assessable income for business

Most income from carrying on your business is assessable for income tax purposes with some exclusions.

Last updated 23 June 2019

If you are carrying on a business, most income you receive is assessable for income tax purposes. The total amount is referred to as assessable income (or total income).

However, your accounting method may affect which amounts must be included in an income year.

See our definitions for explanations of tax and super terms that you don't understand.

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What to include in your assessable income from carrying on your business.

Work out if an amount or payment your business receives is not assessable income.

The amounts you include as assessable income in any income year depends on if you account on a cash or accruals basis.