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Free ATO workshops for businesses

News Article Date: 
Monday, 6 February 2017

Business owners and operators looking to better manage their finances are encouraged to sign up for free workshops taking place later this month.

The Warrnambool City Council’s economic development unit is partnering with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to run free sessions to help local businesses understand record keeping and commercial tax.

A tax essentials seminar will cover business structures, registering a business for tax purposes, understanding income and deductions plus some useful ATO online services.

A record keeping workshop will look at how money flows through a business, how to keep good records and record keeping pitfalls to avoid.

Warrnambool City Council Manager Economic Development and Investment Shaun Miller said that the workshops are suitable for businesses of all sizes, particularly new enterprises.

“Understanding the tax system can be one of the most daunting aspects of running a business, but this need not be the case,” he said.

“Both sessions will be full of useful tips on how to efficiently oversee your business’ finances, saving you time as well as potential headaches down the line.

“These workshops will be run by a tax expert from the ATO who will be happy to answer any questions specific to your situation.

“This will be among the first of many business support opportunities for 2017 which are either free or heavily discounted, with topics ranging from starting a new business, improving your marketing and making the most of the digital landscape.”

The tax essentials seminar will be held on February 21 at 6pm and February 22 at 9am, while the record keeping workshop is on February 22 at 6pm and February 23 at 9am.

For more information on this and other business workshops, visit www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/business-workshops.

To secure your place, contact the economic development unit on 5559 4925 or ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au or book online: http://lets-talk.ato.gov.au/sbworkshops/key_dates

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