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Re: Using ABN whilst overseas

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Hello. I have an abn for my small business which I registered in Australia. I am an Australian citizen currently living in Ireland on a working holiday for one year. I have a website for sales and will use local Irish businesses to complete orders. I am unable to register my business here in Ireland and as this is my base at the moment, do I have to cease all sales and operation using my Australian ABN as I am outside the country? Thanks in advance. 

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Hi @lizzie_oz,

 

There wouldn't be a problem with you running your Australian ABN, as long as the sales are connected to Australia. If you are taking orders and filling them in Ireland, it would not be considered an Australian business.

 

However if you are taking orders in Australia and filling them from Ireland, it would still be a business connected to Australia and you would be entitled to an ABN.

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Hi @lizzie_oz,

 

There wouldn't be a problem with you running your Australian ABN, as long as the sales are connected to Australia. If you are taking orders and filling them in Ireland, it would not be considered an Australian business.

 

However if you are taking orders in Australia and filling them from Ireland, it would still be a business connected to Australia and you would be entitled to an ABN.