Australian ABN owner seeks correct place on her tax forms to note her sole trader earnings
October 17, 2008 7:30 PM Subscribe
Where on my Australian tax return do my earnings as a freelance web designer go, and is there any other paperwork I need to fill out because I had an ABN this year?
posted by springbound to Work & Money (3 answers total)
I'm an Australian resident, have a regular day job, but did some freelance work for a client this year that required me to get an ABN (registered as a sole trader).
I didn't charge her GST (just a single flat total), don't want to claim anything related to my freelance "business", haven't filled out any Business Activity Statements, and don't really know how the whole thing works to be honest. I just want to make the ATO smile on me by the Oct 31 due date and save myself some fines by submitting the right forms with the right information in the right places. Can anyone help?
Do I just include my freelance earnings in my regular tax return somewhere? Do I need to submit something separate to cover my "business"-related stuff? Both?