• Tax type summary

    This screen displays the tax type summary of the selected account. The details include the tax type, status and the date from which the tax type was effective.

    The Business Portal determines your access rights and will only display the roles, branches and related information you are authorised to view and/or update.

    If there are no tax types (for example, goods and services tax) for the account you have selected, no details will be displayed.

    Select the Add tax type button to add a new tax type.

    If you select the Add tax type button, you will be taken to the ‘Add tax type – select’ page. You will be able to start the transaction to add a tax type.

    Currently the tax types available to choose from are: goods and services tax (GST) or income tax withholding (ITW). In later updates to the portal, you will be able to add other tax types.

    In some circumstances (detailed below) the Add tax type button will not be available for selection.

    Tax types cannot be added:

    • where an account other than ‘activity statement’ has been selected
    • for deceased clients
    • if your account is insolvent
    • if you are a government entity, and
    • if GST and/or ITW tax types have already been added on another account – to check, you will need to:
      • select the Back button to the ‘Registration summary screen’, and
      • select another account.

    If the GST and ITW tax types are active elsewhere, your level of authorisation access under the portal may prevent you from viewing the account the tax types are attached to.

    A GST tax type cannot be added if you are:

    • part of a GST ‘Group registration’
    • part of a GST ‘Religious group’, or
    • part of a GST ‘Joint venture group’.

    If you select the Cancel tax type button, you will be taken to the ‘Cancel tax type’ page.

    The Cancel tax type button will be displayed only where tax types are eligible for cancellation. Eligibility for cancellation depends on the tax type and its status.

    Only the following tax types are eligible for cancellation where:

    • the tax type has a status of active (ACT), inactive (INA) or non-reporting (NRP) for:
      • GST (good and services tax)
      • FTC (fuel tax credit)
      • ITW (income tax withholding)
      • LCT (luxury car tax), or
      • WET (wine equalisation tax)
    • the tax type has a status of active (ACT) for:
      • EGCS (energy grants credit scheme)
      • FTC (fuel tax credit)
      • PSO (product stewardship oil)
      • CFGS (energy grants cleaner fuels scheme), or
      • FSCS (fuel sales grants scheme).

    Australian business number (ABN) 

    An ABN cannot be cancelled through this process. To cancel your ABN using your online security credential, log in to the Australian Business Register

    When your ABN is cancelled, online security credentials (Manage ABN Connections & AUSkeys) associated with the ABN are also cancelled and you will not be able to access the portal or lodge any outstanding activity statements via our digital channels.  

    For more information refer to Definitions.

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