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I have a UK limited company, and want to work temporarily as a contractor in Australia, do i need to register my company in Australia and have an ABN?

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Hi @M84

 

It's a little difficult to answer your question, as there's a range of things to keep in mind. 

 

We can help you find general information on how tax and super may apply if you work in Australia - for example, we have a wide range of resources on how tax applies for new small businesses. We also have guides for contractors working in Australia you might find helpful. 

 

The Australian Business Register explains whether prospective business owners are entitled to an Australian Business Number (ABN), and allows them to register for their ABN online. You'll need an ABN to register for certain tax roles (if you're required to do so) and to manage other business-to-business and business-to-government obligations. 

 

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is responsible for administering business name and company registrations. They also have detailed information for small businesses on their website. 

 

You'll need to consider whether you're eligible to obtain a visa with work rights before you enter the country. Administration of visas is managed by the Department of Home Affairs

 

Finally, you may find information produced by business.gov.au handy when weighing up your options and making decisions. 

 

We realise there's a lot to consider here - if you need detailed financial advice, we'd encourage you to seek the services of a registered tax professional. You can find registered professionals by searching the Tax Practitioner Board's agent register

 

Best of luck!

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Hi @M84

 

It's a little difficult to answer your question, as there's a range of things to keep in mind. 

 

We can help you find general information on how tax and super may apply if you work in Australia - for example, we have a wide range of resources on how tax applies for new small businesses. We also have guides for contractors working in Australia you might find helpful. 

 

The Australian Business Register explains whether prospective business owners are entitled to an Australian Business Number (ABN), and allows them to register for their ABN online. You'll need an ABN to register for certain tax roles (if you're required to do so) and to manage other business-to-business and business-to-government obligations. 

 

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is responsible for administering business name and company registrations. They also have detailed information for small businesses on their website. 

 

You'll need to consider whether you're eligible to obtain a visa with work rights before you enter the country. Administration of visas is managed by the Department of Home Affairs

 

Finally, you may find information produced by business.gov.au handy when weighing up your options and making decisions. 

 

We realise there's a lot to consider here - if you need detailed financial advice, we'd encourage you to seek the services of a registered tax professional. You can find registered professionals by searching the Tax Practitioner Board's agent register

 

Best of luck!