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A helpful directory for small businesses this tax time

We have a range of information, tools, calculators and services available to help small businesses throughout the year.

Last updated 29 June 2023


  • 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.

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.