With government agencies pushing toward a paperless environment it is becoming increasing important to get connected online so you can interact with these agencies. As an example in 2015 the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced it will no longer issue PAPER Business Activity Statements (BAS) where the completed BAS' are being lodged electronically. This move is only set to expand and will see a majority of communications handled online in the future.
Registering for an AUSkey allows you to access and send business information to the government online. It simplifies the way you deal with the government from lodging your BAS' to updating your business name details with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It gives you the ease and convenience of online access to help your business deal with the government in a more efficient way.
Each AUSkey is linked to an Australian Business Number (ABN), therefore you must have a current ABN to be eligible for an AUSkey.
Some governments agencies you can access using your AUSkey include:
|Australian Taxation Office
||Online services for business including Tax accounts, business activity statements, communications with ATO.
|Australian Business Register
||Update ABN details online.
|Australian Securities & Investments Commision
||Registering and/or updating Business Name details and searches.
|Department of Human Services - Centrelink
||Paid Parental Leave
||Lodge forms online.
|Department of Employment
||Financial assistance for employers who have provided jobs to the unemployed.
|NSW Office of State Revenue
||Lodge forms online and register for rebates.
|Department of Industry
||Australian Business account
||Services designed to help you setup, expand and manage your business.
Visit the Australian Business Register Auskey to read more or talk to your accountant about registering for an AUSkey and stay connected.