Business structures

Question 1 of 6

Choose a structure for your business

There are different ways to set up a business, each with its benefits and drawbacks. The business structure chosen will affect the way tax is calculated and the amount of tax paid on the business profits.

There are four main types of business structure.

  • Fact 14

    Women were employed for the first time at the ATO in 1917 as a result of the increased number of taxes due to the war and the loss of men to the war front.


A medium to long-term investment issued by governments and companies that pay the holder a regular and fixed interest rate for the term of the investment.

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