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ABN Registration for International Businesses

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What You Need to Know Before Bringing Your Business to Australia

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Things to learn before Bringing Your business to Australia

Breaking into the Australian market can be a complicated process,
but it shouldn’t be restrictive. Our aim is to help you focus on the
operational aspects of your expansion, while we take care of the
compliance details, such as the ABN Registration.

What is an ABN, and why do you need one?

An ABN is a unique 11-digit number allocated to your business by the Australian Government.

As a non-resident entity, you may be entitled to an ABN where you’re carrying on an enterprise or business in Australia, or you make sales connected with Australia in the course of carrying on an enterprise.

This number is used to identify your business on various documents (such as invoices), and when lodging taxes.

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How can you apply for an ABN?

There are unique requirements for non-residents when registering an Australian Business Number (ABN)—
our team at Allied Business Accountants are international business experts who understand these intricacies.
We have extensive experience registering ABNs for our international clients, and would love to help you do the same.

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• Efficient

We keep the process streamlined and stress-free

• Fixed Fees

So you can plan cash flow with confidence

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Thanks to David and his team as they are exceptional accountants and always surprise us by how knowledgeable they are in a wide range of fields. For almost a decade, Allied Business Accountants have facilitated the financial structure of our business and have maintained our financial records up to date in a timely manner without headache from our end, or us worrying about missing any deadlines.

Dureka Pty Ltd
I am forever grateful to David for all those years he has invested his attention in my financial affairs and financial strategy. The outcome has enabled me to have the financial freedom and quality of life that I thought I could only dream about. I would highly recommend David and his team.
Tracey Willett

Meet Allied Business Accountants

Allied Business Accountants specialises in helping international companies break into the Australian market. We’re committed to not only making your expansion successful, but also creating an experience that you enjoy.

Growing your business is a time of great excitement, but it can also be a time of stress as you navigate complex international laws and regulations—we want to remove some of that frustration.

Our boutique accounting firm is owned and operated by David McKellar FCA, who brings a wealth of experience and real-world knowledge to his client’s businesses.

Together with our network of international business experts in various fields, we offer our clients a full spectrum of services, including accounting, financial advisory, legal, and human resource management, so you can confidently establish your business in Australia, knowing you’re in safe hands.

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Q&A Questions for ABN Registration

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is an 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and community, and is used for tax and business purposes.

Having an ABN and putting it on your invoices/website can make your business look more legitimate. It also provides an easy way for your clients to confirm your business by doing an ABN lookup.

  • To register for GST or PAYG you will need to have an ABN
  • If the company expects to turnover $74,999 per year it will need to be registered for GST. To register for GST the company will need an ABN.
  • Most applications (including bank accounts) will require an ABN in addition to an ACN.
  • To register a business name you will need to have an ABN number for the company.

It does not take too long for you to get your ABN (11 digit numbers) when you submit the application with your tax file number ( Tax File Number can help identity you faster).

However, if you do not have a tax file number, you can still register an ABN. Just make sure you record your reference number when you receive your ABN to use later for tax and business purposes.

You are eligible for ABN Registration if you are:

  • a carrying on (meaning) or starting an enterprise
  • a company operating outside of Australia’s indirect tax zone
  • a company registered with the ASIC
  • a not for profit organization that need to register ABN
  • a group of individuals with a common hobby such as a sporting club or society group.

You will need to have a ABN, individual and birth details, an email address, residential street address and place of business address.

You can apply for the business name at the same time when ordering your ABN registration.

Usually, the ABN is found in your tax invoices or official documents sent by the government to the business. ABN Lookup is an online tool provided by the government, free of use to search your name or business name and get your ABN. You can also use ABN lookup on our website to check your ABN details.

Yes, you sure can! As your business needs change, you can change the legal status of your business by visiting our online platform, EasyCompanies.

Upon beginning a Company Registration Application you will be asked to submit a company name. Enter your business name, then follow the prompts to confirm that you are the holder of the business name by submitting your ABN. From here you can continue with your application as normal.

Yes, you can register many business names. However, you will need to submit separate applications for each business name.

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