Grants and financial support
Australia Tax Office (ATO)
The ATO website offers a number of key services to assist business owners such as;
Business registration advice
Small business assistance
Small business entity concessions
Advice on considerations when starting a business
Key tax topics, forms and links for business
Online portals for conducting business reporting and transactions
Online technical support
Advice on importing and exporting
Go to www.ato.gov.au/business
Business Victoria provides detailed information to assist businesses in setting up their finances, developing good financial procedures, pricing for profit, raising funds and managing suppliers.
Business Victoria also provides a number of low cost events such as the Financial Health Check short workshop and Setting your financial strategy workshop. Visit their Events, workshops and small business bus webpage for further information.
Go to www.business.vic.gov.au
State Revenue Office (SRO)
The SRO is the Victorian Governments major tax collection agency. They can provide business owners with an online portal to lodge annual payroll tax reconciliations, educational videos on payroll tax and webinars to answer common questions business owners may have.
The SRO provides valuable information on the tax initiatives introduced by the Victorian Government, which aim to reduce red tape for small business owners.
Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a small business helpline to assist business owners in understanding their priorities such as;
Finding the right pay
Auditing payroll regularly
Fair Work also offers a Small Business Best Practice Guide to explain employer and employee obligations.
Go to www.fairwork.gov.au
Financial Planning Association of Australia
If you’re seeking expert financial advice, consider whether a Financial Planner could assist you?
The Financial Planning Association of Australia provides a search engine to find Financial Planners in your local area.
Go to www.fpa.com.au
If you would like to discuss financial assistance further, please contact the Business Help Desk on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]