ATO hosting tax and superannuation help sessions in Darwin

Darwin_TNSmall business owners in the Darwin region are being invited to attend upcoming one-on-one information sessions to learn how they can better keep on track with their tax and superannuation obligations.

Small business owners in the Darwin region are being invited to attend upcoming one-on-one information sessions to learn how they can better keep on track with their tax and superannuation obligations.

Free and confidential, the sessions are part of the ATO’s efforts to provide tailored and practical assistance to small businesses in the region. Experienced ATO staff will be available at the Darwin Business Enterprise Centre or to visit small businesses on-site. They will answer questions and provide advice on various tax and superannuation topics including tips to help businesses:

•    Get an ABN;
•    Lodge outstanding returns and activity statements;
•    Record and report all transactions, especially cash transactions; and
•    Understand employer obligations.

Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo said recent assistance visits held across other parts of the country have been very useful for local business people.

“Because good business depends on good relationships, our small business assistance program aims to make our support both practical and accessible,” he says. “The small business assistance program helps businesses to get on the right track from the start, develop good record keeping practices and meet their tax obligations.

“It’s also important to note that information you share with the ATO during a visit is confidential and with no strings attached.”

The information sessions will be held at the Business Enterprise Centre (Darwin) from 0900 to 1700 on Tuesday May 22 and Wednesday May 23. Bookings, which are essential, can be made by calling Diane Holmes on 132 869. For more info visit the ATO’s website.

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