October is Indigenous Business Month, an initiative of the Murra Indigenous Master Class Alumni, to shine a spotlight on the variety and depth of Indigenous businesses nationally and to provide positive role models for young Indigenous Australians.
Dr Michelle Evans, Program Director, Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass Program, said, “Indigenous entrepreneurs, both individually and collectively, are providing everyday acts of leadership, from working with clients, communities and consumers, to creating new market opportunities and income streams. This October we celebrate all forms of leadership across the diverse Indigenous business sector in Australia, specifically, we will be promoting Indigenous entrepreneurs that engage with community; Indigenous entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in their industry; and Indigenous entrepreneurs who are also role models and ambassadors for their communities.”
To celebrate Indigenous Business Month, several events will be held around the country. Check out what’s on in your local area by visiting www.indigenousbusinessmonth.com.au.
The ATO are committed to supporting the needs of Indigenous small businesses and the contributions they make across Australia, and want to help make tax and super as easy as possible.
Whether you’re running a business or just getting started, there are lots of ways the ATO can help and support you:
Staff on the ATO’s Indigenous Helpline specialise in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can phone the Indigenous Helpline on 13 10 30 (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays).
Learn about tax for businesses
The ATO website has information about:
different business structures
the most common taxes, and how to register for them
deductions and tax concessions you may be able to claim
other things you need to know about tax and super if you have workers