Compliance for small business - Small business-knowing your legal requirements-companies

The following is a checklist of the common legal requirements you need to meet if you operate a small business using a company structure. If you operate a small business using a business name, see also Knowing your legal requirements – business names.

ASIC guide for small business directors

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Find out what your responsibilities are as director of a company and what you are liable for when things go wrong.Read our guide for small business directors

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General obligations as a company director

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Directors and financial reporting

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Keeping your company details up to date

Changing a company type

Changing a company name

Ensuring your company is solvent

Annual statements and late fees

How to lodge documents and avoid late fees

Waiving a late lodgement fee

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Your obligation as a company director

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Small Business Webinar - 7 June 2018

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Last updated: 22/03/2018 09:52