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If you have changed your last name (eg through marriage) please indicate your former name. We sometimes require this to match your identity with the ATO.
Your Tax File Number (TFN) is an 8 or 9 digit number. If you do not have your tax file number at hand, then you may complete this online application now, and send through the TFN afterwards by email. We will not be able to complete your ABN application until we have your TFN.
In the form of a businessThis is the most common selection and includes activities that are business-like in nature such as contractors, small business owners, service professionals, etc.
This is the most common selection and includes activities that are business-like in nature such as contractors, small business owners, service professionals, etc.
ApprenticeIncluding apprentices, trade assistants and labourers
Including apprentices, trade assistants and labourers
Renting or leasing out a residential propertySuch as an apartment or house
Such as an apartment or house
In the form of a licence, lease or other grant of an interest in propertySuch as land, cars, copyright or patents
Such as land, cars, copyright or patents
One-off commercial transactions not done in the course of a businessBusiness-like deals or sales that aren't part of an on-going business
Business-like deals or sales that aren't part of an on-going business
Yes (monthly subscription ($49.50), no lock in contracts) - $49.50
Yes (12-month term payable upfront ($385) - represents 35% discount on monthly subscription option above) - $385.00
Monthly subscription is payable monthly until terminated. No Lock in contract, cancel anytime.
Alternatively, save 35% by paying for 12 months upfront today.
New business in AustraliaYou have set up, or are about to set up, a new business and have never had an ABN using the same business structure in Australia.
You have set up, or are about to set up, a new business and have never had an ABN using the same business structure in Australia.
Investment purposesFor example, if you earn income from an investment.
For example, if you earn income from an investment.
Purchased existing businessYou have bought or taken over an existing business.
You have bought or taken over an existing business.
Contractor/Sub-contractorYou are contracting or sub-contracting your services.
You are contracting or sub-contracting your services.
To receive payment for servicesYou need an ABN to receive payment for services.
You need an ABN to receive payment for services.
Re-commenced business (same legal structure)You have restarted a business in the same business structure.
You have restarted a business in the same business structure.
Re-commenced business (different business structure)You have restarted a business in a different business structure.
You have restarted a business in a different business structure.
Change in business structureThe legal structure of your business has changed. For example, from a partnership to a sole trader.
The legal structure of your business has changed. For example, from a partnership to a sole trader.
Goods and services tax (GST) - $38.50
Pay as you go (PAYG) - $38.50
Note these registrations are optional and only apply to some businesses. If you are not sure you can always apply for them later as needed. Please note if you are an Uber or tax driver then it is compulsory to register for GST.
As a sole trader you are required to register for GST if your business has an annual GST turnover of $75,000 or more. If your business will have turnover of less than $75,000, registering for GST is optional.
$0 - $74,999
$75,000 - $149,999
$150,000 - $1,999,999
$2,000,000 - $19,999,999
$20,000,000 and over
Note: you must choose Monthly if estimated turnover is greater than $2m.
Note: Bank account details can be provided at a later date if you prefer.
As a sole trader you are entitled to trade under your own name without registering a business name. If you would like to trade under a different business name to your own name, then you need to register a business name. If you would like to register a business name please complete the below section. There is an additional fee for the registration of a business name.
One year registration - $146.00
Three years registration - $195.00
Please don't select both options, just choose one.
Note: Your preferred name may not be available due to a pre-existing registration or the similarity to an existing registered name.
There is an additional fee of $44 for the registration of a domain name.
Registration is for 2 years (normally valued at $88.00)
Keeping your small business compliant with the ATO is an important aspect of running any business here in Australia. Planning ahead and appointing a qualified professional to keep you updated on these legal requirements is highly recommended, particularly for first-time business operators.
By appointing ABN Australia as your business' authorised tax agent, we can provide the following ongoing tax and compliance services:
1) monitor and update your ABN record with the ATO whenever there is a change to your business details or business activities
2) cancel your ABN for you if it is no longer required
3) keep you updated on important deadlines for income tax returns and other tax lodgements due in order to avoid late fines and penalties
4) assist in the preparation of your year-end income tax return for your employment and/or ABN business income as instructed by you
5) provide ongoing tax and compliance support for your business throughout the year
6) access 25% discount on our standard small business tax and compliance services. Our standard fee for ABN record updates or cancellation is $49.50. Our standard fee for income tax return preparation is $198.
Note there is no fee due today to authorise us as your tax agent.
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