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Digital options There are many online services and digital systems that can help you perform your business activities such as marketing, sales, accounting and reporting. Come along to this one hour session to find out what benefits you can get from digital systems and what systems are available for each area of your business operations.
myGovID: your small business digital identity Have you made the move from AUSkey to myGovID? The myGovID app is an easy and secure way to prove who you are when using government online services. Come to this free one-hour webinar that shows the step-by-step process to make the change.
Tax support for small business Is your small business affected by COVID-19? Come to this free 60-minute webinar to find out how the Government’s stimulus package can help your small business.
Introduction to business records Are you starting a new small business? Come along to this FREE introductory 60-minute session. You’ll learn about which business records to keep, the legal requirements and how long to keep your records. This basic session also introduces you to the benefits of developing good record keeping habits as well as tools to help you manage your records.
Cash flow for small business success Cash flow is the life blood for small business. This 60-minute session gives you critical knowledge and cash flow management skills. Find out how to identify issues and use a range of tips to help maximise your cash flow.

This session will help you improve your cash flow management by:

  • mapping cash flowing in and out of your business
  • analysing your cash flow to head off any problems
  • tracking and monitoring your cash flow
  • using the seven tips to maximise cash flow.

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

Budgeting for your commitments Come along to this one-hour session to learn 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 as get practical help to plan for and meet your future commitments.
Recording income (GST) Is your business registered for goods and services tax (GST)? How do you record your business income? A good record keeping system will give you information about your business operations to help you with your business decisions. Come along to this free one-hour session where you will record the monthly income of an imaginary small business and learn how to apply that to your own business success.
Recording expenses (GST) Is your business registered for goods and services tax (GST)? How do you record your business expenses? A good record keeping system will give you information about your business operations to help you with your business decisions. Recording all of your expenses correctly will also help you claim all your entitled deductions, making sure you pay only your fair share of tax.
Come along to this free one-hour session where you will record the monthly expenses of an imaginary small business and learn how to apply that to your own business success.
Starting a small business Are you thinking of starting a small business? Maybe you have a hobby that’s becoming a business?

This FREE 40-minute 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 in business.

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

Becoming an employer Are you a new employer or thinking of becoming an employer? Come along to this FREE 60-minute introductory session to learn about hiring workers, paying employees, paying contractors and providing benefits to workers.
Ride-sourcing and tax (sole traders) 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, the goods and services tax (GST) applies 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 charge and 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 one-hour session where we’ll help you understand how to get it right.

Note: If you already have a business structure, this session is designed for sole traders.

Ride-sourcing: Income, expenses and GST Do you provide ride-sourcing services for a fare; working through a platform such as Didi, GoCatch, Ola, Shebah, or Uber?

Information is provided 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.

This one-hour session will help you 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).

Courier services – TPAR: Introduction Do you provide courier services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did know that you may be required to report payments to contractors?

Come along to this 50-minute session to find out how this affects you.

Courier services – TPAR: How to report This is a follow-up to the Courier services – TPAR: IntroductionExternal Link session.

If you provide courier services and need to report payments you make to contractors, come along to this 45–60 minute session for practical help on how to report.

Cleaning services – TPAR: Introduction Do you provide cleaning services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know you may be required to report your payments to contractors? Come along to this 50-minute session to find out how this affects you.
Cleaning services – TPAR: How to report This is a follow-up to the Cleaning services – TPAR: Introduction session.

If you provide cleaning services and need to report payments you make to contractors, come along to this 45–60 minute session for practical guidance on how to report.

Building and construction services – TPAR Do you run a business in the building and construction industry and pay contractors to carry out building and construction services? Did you know that you may be required to report your payments to contractors?

Come along to this one-hour session to find out how this affects you.

IT services – TPAR: Introduction Do you provide IT services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that may affect you?

Come along to this 45-minute session to find out how this affects you.

IT services – TPAR: How to report This event is a follow-up to the IT services – TPAR: Introduction session. If you provide IT services and need to report payments you make to contractors, come along to this 45-minute session for practical guidance on how to report.
Road freight services – TPAR: Introduction Do you provide road freight services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that may affect you?

Come along to this 45-minute session to find out how this affects you.

Road freight services – TPAR: How to report This event is a follow-up to the Road freight services – TPAR: Introduction session. If you provide road freight services and need to report payments you make to contractors, come along to this 45-minute session for practical guidance on how to report.
Security services – TPAR: Introduction Do you provide security, investigation or surveillance services and pay contractors to carry out those services? Did you know there is new legislation that may affect you? Come along to this 45-minute session to find out how this affects you.
Security services – TPAR: How to report This event is a follow-up to the Security services – TPAR: Introduction session. If you provide security services and need to report payments you make to contractors, come along to this 45-minute session for practical guidance on how to report.
Employers: Single Touch Payroll This FREE one-hour session is for small businesses that are new to employing people and paying them for their work. As an employer, you are required to report salaries, wages, tax withheld and super information to the ATO through Single Touch Payroll (each time you pay your employees.

Come and join this session to find out how STP works, reporting options and how to report.

An introduction to tax basics 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 deductions 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 business Provides information about claiming home-based expenses and understanding how capital gains tax (CGT) may apply.
Motor vehicle deductions Runs through the special rules when claiming deductions for motor vehicles, and provides practical examples of how to record and claim the expenses.
Activity statement essentials 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 tax Helps you to understand how goods and services tax (GST) works and its implications for business.
Record keeping and budgeting 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.
Super obligations for employers 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.

Depreciation Answers some commonly asked questions around claiming deductions for depreciating assets.

 

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