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Do I Need an ABN to Start a Business?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by Jay1, 10 July 2014.

  1. Jay1

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    Hi, hope I am in the right forum. I am starting my own non-medical home care and personal care business as I am a certified Personal carer with a National Police Check. Am I ok to start this with just my ABN, or do I need to have other registrations under commercial law? I am just offering domestic care and social outing, shopping, showering etc. Thanks.
     
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    As a business you can trade as a sole trader with an ABN. You may need to register for GST with the ATO depending on amount of earnings. Check this with the ATO.

    You can create a PTY LTD company if you want to, more expensive, but some protection if you have your own home.
     
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    Hi Rod
    Thanks for the reply, also I was wondering about the legal side of starting this type of business?? Can anyone start it since it's non-medical services.
    Cheers
    Jay
     
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    I'm not in your industry so can't comment. Check with the relevant Gov't department/Council.
     
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