Sole traders, partnerships and companies all require an ABN.
Organising an ABN early ensures you can track your income and expenses correctly from the day business activities begin. Your ABN must be included on invoices or receipts you provide to your clients or customers.
Business commencement activities can be:
If the correct information is provided, the ABN is received as soon as the online application is submitted. You can then apply for other business registrations, such as GST. If information is omitted or needs to be verified, it may take up to 28 days for the application to be processed.
You’re only entitled to your ABN while you’re carry out business activities. The Australian Business Register does periodic checks to make sure you are still carrying on an enterprise. They may cancel your ABN if business activities have ceased and you don't respond to Australian Business Register correspondence.
Need to apply for an ABN? Contact the team at Bosco Accounting today.