Tax Basics free workshop program for small business

A new round of free Tax Basics workshops have been scheduled throughout Greater Western Sydney starting from this week.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is running them in Bankstown, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Fairfield, Mt Druitt, Penrith and Springwood, to help new business owners or people considering starting a business.

Each workshop lasts between 90 minutes to two hours and includes a Q&A session. Participants can attend any session at any location but must register beforehand.

The sessions are:

Tax Essentials

You’ll learn about:

  1. Business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations

  2. Tax and non-tax business registrations

  3. Allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses

  4. Annual and quarterly reporting requirements

  5. Record keeping principles

  6. Where to go for help and information when you need it.

Record Keeping for Small Business You'll learn:

  1. Why good record keeping is important

  2. What records to keep and for how long

  3. Tips for retaining good records

  4. Where to get help and support.

You will also be shown examples of:

  • Typical transactions,

  • How to deal with cash receipts and payments, and

  • How to report amounts in the activity statement.

Employer Essentials Do you have employees, or are you thinking of employing workers? This workshop will help you to understand your tax and super obligations as an employer.

You’ll learn about:

  1. What to do when you hire workers, and how to determine whether they’re employees or contractors

  2. Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding annual reports and payment summaries

  3. How to report fringe benefits for your employees

  4. Superannuation reporting and due dates.

  5. Taxable payments reporting for the building and construction industry.

Participants at each session will be shown online tools and resources for future use and will have the opportunity to network.

Please bring a pen and calculator.



Tax Essentials 16/09/17 (10:15am - 12:15pm) Register here

Employer Essentials 17/10/17 (1:30pm - 3:00pm) Register here

Record Keeping 24/10/17 (10:15am - 1:15pm) Register here

Baulkham Hills

Tax Essentials 19/10/2017 (10:00am - 12:00pm) Register here

Employer Essentials 19/10/2017 (1:00pm - 2:30pm) Register here

Record Keeping 16/11/2017 (10:00am - 1:00pm) Register here


Record Keeping 23/10/2017 (10:00am - 12:30pm) Register here

Employer Essentials 23/10/2017 (1:30pm - 3:00pm) Register here


Tax Essentials 4/10/2017 (10:30am - 1:00pm) Register here Record Keeping 4/10/17 (2:00am - 4:00pm) Register here

Mount Druitt

Tax Essentials 19/10/2017 (10:30am - 12:30pm) Register here

Record Keeping 19/10/2017 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) Register here Penrith

Tax Essential 15/08/17 (10:00am - 12:00pm) Register here

Record Keeping 17/09/17 (10:00am - 12.30pm) Register here

Employer Essentials 17/09/17 (1:00pm - 2.30pm) Register here


Tax Essentials 30/08/2017 (10:00am - 12:30pm) Register here

Record Keeping 6/09/2017 (10:00am - 12:30pm) Register here

Employer Essentials 6/09/2017 (1:00pm - 2:30pm) Register here

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