VIC Questions to Set Up as Sole Trader?

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  1. aati

    aati Well-Known Member

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    A colleague has some questions.

    He is setting up a sole trader business cleaning windows.

    1. Can his business have a name such as "sparking windows" as opposed to his name?

    2. He lives in a rental property whose lease is in his partner's name. The lease states no businesses can operate from this address.

    a) Can he have this residential address on his ABN?

    b) If so, can his PO box address be shown publicly and not his physical address be shown publicly?

    3. If he cant use his physical address, what organisations offer an address to use with abn, such as a window cleaning licencing body?
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member
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    1. Yes, but it needs to be registered.
    2. He is not operating the business from the premises. He lives there and operates from his clients property. Not like a car mechanic bringing cars onto his leased property and working from the garage.
    (a) Yes
    (b) Yes, though he also needs a physical address as on some Government forms.
     
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  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer
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    He may need to provide his own address, if he lives elsewhere.
     
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