If you are registered for gst you must lodge an activity statement

The type of tax return you need to lodge depends on the structure of your business.


For example, if you are a sole trader, and even if you have an ABN (Australian Business Number), you still lodge an individual tax return.
See the How It Works page for more information- and follow the steps to lodge your tax online now.

ABN Tax Lodgements and Due Dates

Watch this video for an explanation on the obligations of those earning income under an ABN and the due dates and obligations regarding expenses and income.


This return will include all of the income from your sole trading activities, plus any other income that you have earned, including salaries and wages, interest, dividends, ect.
The total of all of your income, including the profit from your sole trading activities, will form the basis of your taxable income, and tax will be paid on that income at the normal marginal rates.

pay by instalments or report and pay annually

The fact that you have an ABN does not mean that you have to lodge a separate income tax return, unless that ABN is part of a company, trust or partnership, in which case a separate tax form will need to be used.


Visit our How It Works page and follow the steps to lodge your tax online now.

When Is Business Tax Due

Watch this video for an explanation on the obligations if those working under and and when to lodge your annual tax return which is due by 31 October.


This Audio File Explains How Much Tax You Will Pay Under An ABN