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  • Key webinar topics for small business

    We've split our current small business webinar series into different session topics that cover both general and industry-specific areas of tax obligations. Each session runs for approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

    These sessions are of interest if you:

    • are starting a new business or just thinking about starting one
    • want to update your knowledge
    • work in any of the industry-specific areas advertised.

    Note: Times listed will be in:

    • Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), or
    • from October to March, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
    Small business webinars

    Topic

    Description

    Starting a small businessExternal Link

    Are you thinking of starting a small business? Do you have a hobby that's becoming a business?

    This session will help you understand:

    • the difference between a hobby and a business
    • what to do if your hobby turns into a business
    • the most common business structures and the registrations you may need.

    Getting it right is important, so come along, ask questions and give your business the best chance of success.

    Ride-sourcing and tax (sole traders)External Link

    Do you provide ride-sourcing services for a fare or work through a facilitator such as Uber, SheSafe, Shebah or GoCatch?

    Do you know how income tax or goods and services tax (GST) apply to your earnings?

    Ride-sourcing is taxi travel for GST purposes. If you have a ride-sourcing enterprise, you need:

    • an Australian business number (ABN)
    • to register for GST from the day you start
    • to pay GST on the full amount of every fare
    • to keep records of income and expenses for both GST and income tax purposes.

    You can then claim GST credits for expenses associated with your ride-sourcing enterprise.

    Come along to this session where we’ll help you understand how to get it right.

    Note: This session is designed for sole traders and is not applicable if you already have a business structure.

    Ride-sourcing: Income, expenses and GSTExternal Link

    Do you provide ride-sourcing services for a fare; working through a platform such as Didi, GoCatch, Ola, Taxify, Shebah, or Uber?

    Do you need more information to help you gather the figures from your platform statements, work out your ride-sourcing deductions, calculate your GST and know where to put all that information in your business activity statement?

    This session will help you understand how to:

    • keep track of your ride-sourcing records
    • work out your income, deductions and GST
    • complete your business activity statement.

    Come along to this one hour session where we’ll help understand how to get it right.

    This session is the second in the Ride-sourcing series and follows on from what you learned in Ride-sourcing and Tax (Sole traders).

    Planning your regular financial commitmentsExternal Link

    This session offers a straightforward five-step process to stay on top of your regular financial commitments.

    Find out how to identify business activities that trigger financial responsibilities, and get practical help to plan for and meet your future commitments.

    Courier services – Taxable payments annual report: IntroductionExternal Link

    Do you provide courier services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know you may be required to report these contractor payments?

    Use this session to find out if this affects you.

    Courier services – Taxable payments annual report: How to reportExternal Link

    This is a follow-up to the Courier services – Taxable payments: IntroductionExternal Link session.

    If you provide courier services and need to report payments you make to contractors, use this session for practical help on how to report.

    Cleaning services – Taxable payments annual report: IntroductionExternal Link

    Do you provide cleaning services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know you may be required to report these contractor payments?

    Come along to this session to find out if this affects you.

    Cleaning services – Taxable payments annual report: How to reportExternal Link

    This is a follow-up to the Cleaning services – Taxable payments annual report: IntroductionExternal Link session.

    If you provide cleaning services and need to report payments you make to contractors, use this session for practical help on how to report.

    Building and construction services – Taxable payments annual reportExternal Link

    Do you run a business in the building and construction industry and pay contractors to carry out building and construction services? Did you know you may be required to report these contractor payments?

    Use this session to find out if this affects you.

    IT services - Taxable payments annual report: Introduction

    Do you provide IT services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that affects you? Come along to this 45 minute session to find out if this affects you.

    Road freight services - Taxable payments annual report: Introduction

    Do you provide road freight services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that affects you? Come along to this 45 minute session to find out if this affects you.

    Security services - Taxable payments annual report: IntroductionExternal Link

    Do you provide security, investigation or surveillance services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that affects you?
    Come along to this 45 minute session to find out if this affects you.

    Employers: Single Touch Payroll

    This session is for small business owners who are new to employing people and paying them. As an employer, you are required to report salary, wages, tax withheld and super information to us through Single Touch Payroll (STP) each time you pay your employees. Find out more about your reporting options and how to report.

    An introduction to tax basicsExternal Link

    Introduces the basic tax issues you need to consider if you're thinking about starting a business, such as business structures, tax registrations and record keeping.

    Income tax deductionsExternal Link

    Looks at the fundamental principles of income tax deductions that apply to all businesses. We look at the tax treatment of different deductions, including depreciation of assets.

    Home-based businessExternal Link

    Provides information about claiming home-based expenses and understanding how capital gains tax (CGT) may apply.

    Motor vehicle deductionsExternal Link

    Runs through the special rules when claiming deductions for motor vehicles, and provides practical examples of how to record and claim the expenses.

    Small business concessionsExternal Link

    Looks at the concessions available for income tax, capital gains tax (CGT) and goods and services tax (GST).

    Activity statement essentialsExternal Link

    Explains how to complete your activity statement. The primary focus is on the labels to be completed for goods and services tax (GST), pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and PAYG instalments.

    Goods and services taxExternal Link

    Helps you to understand how goods and services tax (GST) works and its implications for business.

    Record keeping and budgetingExternal Link

    Helps you meet your tax obligations, as it's essential that you maintain complete and accurate records. We also discuss the importance of budgeting, and the key role records play in budget management.

    Employer obligations overviewExternal Link

    Explains the tax issues and obligations relevant to employers, such as pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, super guarantee (SG) and fringe benefits tax (FBT).

    You may also be interested in the Employee or contractorExternal Link webinar recording.

    Super obligations for employersExternal Link

    An in-depth look at super for employers. We explain which of your employees are eligible for super, how to calculate their super and what happens when super is not paid on time.

    You may also be interested in SMSF past webinar recordings.

    DepreciationExternal Link

    Addresses some commonly asked questions around claiming deductions for depreciating assets.

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    Last modified: 11 Dec 2019QC 16164