Small business workshops

We are committed to delivering a better client experience for small business.


Helping you access the right information, at the right time, in the right way and building strong relationships is an important part of this commitment.


We’re holding a series of workshops across Australia in 2016/2017 that are specifically designed for small business. We encourage you to attend any of our events on offer:



You can view the dates and locations of events at the Upcoming events list to the right of this screen.



We are committed to delivering a better client experience for small business.


Helping you access the right information, at the right time, in the right way and building strong relationships is an important part of this commitment.


We’re holding a series of workshops across Australia in 2016/2017 that are specifically designed for small business. We encourage you to attend any of our events on offer:



You can view the dates and locations of events at the Upcoming events list to the right of this screen.



  • Tax essentials

    about 1 year ago

    Are you new to business or thinking of starting a business?

    Come along to a free presentation run by ATO staff. We’ll introduce you to tax basics so you can give your business the best start.

    You'll learn about:

    • the various types of business structures, to help you choose the right one for your business
    • registrations you may need, including
        • goods and services tax (GST)
        • paying income tax by instalments
        • additional registration and tax requirements if you employ staff
    • potential tax and super implications when your business grows or changes
    • ... Continue reading

    Are you new to business or thinking of starting a business?

    Come along to a free presentation run by ATO staff. We’ll introduce you to tax basics so you can give your business the best start.

    You'll learn about:

    • the various types of business structures, to help you choose the right one for your business
    • registrations you may need, including
        • goods and services tax (GST)
        • paying income tax by instalments
        • additional registration and tax requirements if you employ staff
    • potential tax and super implications when your business grows or changes
    • how to work out your taxable income, including the deductions you can claim
    • income tax rates and how they apply
    • your reporting requirements, and how to keep track of your business through good record keeping
    • how to save time using online reporting options
    • where to get help and support when you need it.

    Our staff will show you how to use our online tools and resources. You’ll also have the chance to network with other small business owners in your area.

    Here’s what small business owners have been saying about these events:


    ‘Very informative and easy to listen to. Only wish I had attended this session before I started’

    ‘I now have a better understanding of tax and setting up a business’

    ‘Surprisingly interesting for tax/ATO’

    ‘I gained an understanding of where resources can be found in ATO and how to apply them to my business’


    We schedule sessions around the country. Click here to register your interest and give your business the best start.







  • Record keeping

    about 1 year ago

    Are you new to business?

    It's important to get your record keeping right.

    Come along to a free workshop run by ATO staff, where you will work through case studies and examples.

    You'll learn how to:

    • keep good records, including tips and traps
    • complete records, statements and other forms, such as
        • cash receipts and cash payments books
        • business activity statements (BAS)
    • complete and record a stocktake
    • get help and support when you need it.

    This workshop will include... Continue reading

    Are you new to business?

    It's important to get your record keeping right.

    Come along to a free workshop run by ATO staff, where you will work through case studies and examples.

    You'll learn how to:

    • keep good records, including tips and traps
    • complete records, statements and other forms, such as
        • cash receipts and cash payments books
        • business activity statements (BAS)
    • complete and record a stocktake
    • get help and support when you need it.

    This workshop will include small group demonstrations and assistance with ATO online tools and resources. You’ll also have the chance to network with other small business owners in your area.

    Here’s what small business owners have been saying about these events:


    ‘It’s given me some good ideas on how to improve my record keeping going forward’

    ‘Thanks, I really needed this. I should have come sooner’

    ‘This will improve the record keeping in my business’

    ‘I will use this to become more efficient and accurate in my record keeping’


    We schedule sessions around the country. Click here to register your interest and give your business the best start.





  • Small business conversations

    about 1 year ago

    We want to talk with small business

    Come and chat with us at one of our small business conversations.

    You'll have the opportunity to:

    • learn about new products and services designed to help you
    • speak with our staff and have your questions answered
    • see a demonstration of our digital services
    • talk to local small business support organisations.

    You’ll also have the chance to network with other small business owners.


    Here’s what small business owners have been saying about these events:
    ... Continue reading

    We want to talk with small business

    Come and chat with us at one of our small business conversations.

    You'll have the opportunity to:

    • learn about new products and services designed to help you
    • speak with our staff and have your questions answered
    • see a demonstration of our digital services
    • talk to local small business support organisations.

    You’ll also have the chance to network with other small business owners.


    Here’s what small business owners have been saying about these events:


    ‘The information provided tonight was a 'call to action' for me’

    ‘This was a fabulous, fantastic evening. I gained so much knowledge’

    ‘Valuable, stimulating and enjoyable evening particularly the opportunity to connect with other service providers for small business’

    ‘The Business Conversations event information will help me be more effective in my business. I can use the information I learned right away’


    We schedule sessions around the country. Click here to register your interest and give your business the best start.




  • Annual tax obligations for employers

    10 months ago

    Get ready for tax time

    With the end of the financial year fast approaching, come along and learn about your tax obligations as an employer and what you need to do to prepare for tax time.

    You'll benefit by learning about:

    • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding annual report and payment summaries
    • Completing and lodging your business tax return
    • What you need to do if you provide fringe benefits to your employees
    • How and when to lodge, and more


    In addition, we'll also discuss the important... Continue reading

    Get ready for tax time

    With the end of the financial year fast approaching, come along and learn about your tax obligations as an employer and what you need to do to prepare for tax time.

    You'll benefit by learning about:

    • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding annual report and payment summaries
    • Completing and lodging your business tax return
    • What you need to do if you provide fringe benefits to your employees
    • How and when to lodge, and more


    In addition, we'll also discuss the important topic of employee or contractor, covering:

    • The difference between employees and contractors
    • Common myths about contracting
    • How to determine if your workers are employees or contractors
    • What your tax and super obligations are for each.


    This workshop will include assistance with ATO online tools and resources, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions.

    ATO staff will show you how to use our online tools and resources to make things easier.


    We schedule sessions around the country. Click here to register your interest and give your business the best start.