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Providing freelancing service to European based business?

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Hi,

 

I've just started providing small translation services to an European based business, do I need to register for an ABN even if payment for services or can I use my TFN?

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Hello @NLT-A

 

An ABN is not compulsory when providing services as a business or contractor, but sometimes the businesses you deal with can be required to withhold tax if an ABN is not quoted.

 

You will need an ABN to:

  • operate in the GST system, including claiming GST credits
  • avoid pay as you go (PAYG) tax on payments you receive
  • confirm your business identity to others when ordering and invoicing
  • access government online services (when linked to your myGovID in Relationship Authorisation Manager)
  • be endorsed as a gift deductible recipient or an income tax exempt charity.

 

The following links may help you determine if you require an ABN:

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

 

Tony

 

 

 

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Hello @NLT-A

 

An ABN is not compulsory when providing services as a business or contractor, but sometimes the businesses you deal with can be required to withhold tax if an ABN is not quoted.

 

You will need an ABN to:

  • operate in the GST system, including claiming GST credits
  • avoid pay as you go (PAYG) tax on payments you receive
  • confirm your business identity to others when ordering and invoicing
  • access government online services (when linked to your myGovID in Relationship Authorisation Manager)
  • be endorsed as a gift deductible recipient or an income tax exempt charity.

 

The following links may help you determine if you require an ABN:

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

 

Tony