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Sole trader freelancing for German company

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Hi there,

 

I am a German living in Australia on a permanent visa. I am considered an Australian resident for tax purposes. I have been offered to do translation work for a German company on a freelancing basis.

 

Is it correct that I need to apply for an ABN as a sole trader (my annual turnover as a sole trader will not exceed 75,000AUD!)?

Do I need to include any tax on the invoices I will send to the German company?

 

Thanks for your help! :-)

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Dynamo

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@Hoolahoop 

 

From my understanding, you'll need to apply for an ABN.

 

You can do this as a sole trader if that is your chosen business structure.

 

If the sales don't exceed $75,000, then you will not be required to register for GST (Goods and Services Tax). Therefore you wouldn't be required to charge GST on the invoices.

 

Here's more information on a Sole Trader business structure:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Starting-your-own-business/Before-you-get-started/Choosing-your-busi...

 

I hope this points you in the right direction Smiley Happy

 

 

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Dynamo

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@Hoolahoop 

 

From my understanding, you'll need to apply for an ABN.

 

You can do this as a sole trader if that is your chosen business structure.

 

If the sales don't exceed $75,000, then you will not be required to register for GST (Goods and Services Tax). Therefore you wouldn't be required to charge GST on the invoices.

 

Here's more information on a Sole Trader business structure:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Starting-your-own-business/Before-you-get-started/Choosing-your-busi...

 

I hope this points you in the right direction Smiley Happy