Online Sole Trader ABN Application

Please follow the simple instructions below.
This application will be reviewed and submitted to the Australian Business Register.

Individual (Sole Trader) - One page

Your Details

Application Details

If you rent out a residential property on a regular or continuous basis you are carrying on an enterprise for ABN purposes and are entitled to an ABN.
An activity is:

  • 'continuous' if there is no significant cessation or interruption to the activity
  • 'regular' if it is repeated at reasonably close intervals. The intervals do not need to be fixed.

Do you need an ABN when renting out residential property?

If you let out residential premises where the whole of the premises is to be used predominantly for residential accommodation purposes, you do not need an ABN for pay as you go withholding purposes.

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An activity is:

  • 'continuous' if there is no significant cessation or interruption to it
  • 'regular' if it repeated at reasonably close intervals. The intervals do not need to be fixed.
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A 'reasonable expectation' is more than a possibility, risk or chance of the event occurring. A reasonable expectation of profit or gain is determined by whether, looking at all the circumstances, a reasonable person would conclude that there is a reasonable expectation of profit or gain. For the purposes of determining whether, objectively, there is a reasonable expectation of profit or gain, one factor to consider is that particular kinds of enterprises may take longer to become profitable and may make an overall loss initially.

'Profit or gain' refers to concepts commonly used in the commercial world and can encompass a 'profit or gain' of an income or capital nature.

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You Can't Apply For An ABN With This Form

Please Contact the ABR on 13 92 26

You fulfil the domicile test and are considered an Australian Resident for tax purposes.

You fulfil the 183-day test and are considered an Australian Resident for tax purposes.

You Can't Apply For An ABN With This Form

Please Contact the ABR on 13 92 26

If you don’t know your Tax File Number, look at a recent ATO Notice of Assessment or other correspondence, it generally has your TFN in the top right hand corner.
Not providing your Australian Business Number (ABN) may delay the registration process.

Activity Details

Select the reason that best describes why you are applying for an Australian business number.
Not providing the ABN may delay the registration process.
Not providing the ABN may delay the registration process.
If you register for GST, you will be required to complete business activity statements monthly.
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Business Address

This must be a street address, eg 123 Smith Street Smithfield and not a post office box number or other delivery point address. This can be your home address if you operate a home based business.

Postal Address

Additional Business Address

Do you need to add any of these registrations? (Free of charge)

Required If you are a rideshare operator, or have expected total sales of >$75,000 per financial year, otherwise you can volunteer to register.
Required If you employ staff.

GST Registration

GST registration can only start on or after the activation date of your ABN.

PAYG Withholding

GST registration can only start on or after the activation date of your ABN.
For example, on a $60,000 wage, withholding tax is roughly $11,000.
Are you employing any working holiday makers? *
Working holiday makers are individuals under a 471, 462 or associated bridging visa which was issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

Business Name Registration

For how long would you like to register your business name? *
Plesse check availability of your proposed name by clicking here.
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Your Declaration And Important Information