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If you want to conduct business under a name other than your personal name, you need to register a business name. Follow these 5 steps to choose and register a business name:
1. Choose your business name
Decide on a name that's right for your business. Your business name is a major element of your identity, image and brand. It should be:
- easy to pronounce and spell
- original and not similar to existing business names, company names or trade marks
- appropriate, professional and not offensive
- descriptive and functional (for example, Marketing Results) or new and quirky (for example, Google)
Using your personal name
You can use your personal name for your business (for example, Jane Smith). If you use your personal name as your business name, you don't need to register it. But if you want to call your business 'Jane Smith & Co', you need to register the name, as '& Co' is not part of your personal name.
Rules and restrictions for naming your business
There are certain words that you can't use in your business name. You can find a list of restricted words, characters or expressions for business names on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) website.
2. Check if your business name is available
Do a Check Name Availability search on the ASIC website.
Also check Australian Trade Mark Search to make sure your business name isn't already a registered trade mark. This way you won't be infringing on someone else's legal right to the name.
3. Apply for your business name
You need an ABN to register a business name. If you haven't already got one, you can register for an ABN and your business name at the same time.
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The BRS is currently available for new businesses starting as a sole trader, joint venture, company, trust, partnership or superannuation fund. If you're one of these business types, you can apply for these registrations through the BRS:
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Steps to register your business name
You can register a business name using the Australian Government's Business Registration Service. BRS combines several business and tax registrations in one place, making it even easier to start a business.
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- How to register a business name using ASIC Connect
What to do if you have not received your record of registration or invoice.
- Once registered, what do I need to do?
How to register a business name using ASIC Connect
You can also register a business name directly with ASIC by using ASIC Connect. For a visual guide, read our 'How to register a business name' user guides.
Step 1 - Log in to ASIC Connect and select the 'Licences and Registrations' tab at the top of the page
If you don't have an ASIC Connect account, you can register online . If you're logging in for the first time, make sure you say 'No', you don’t have a current business. You don't need an ASIC key to register.
Step 2 - Select 'Business name' from the drop-down box
Select 'business name' from the drop-down box and select 'Go'. Read the information and make sure you tick the boxes. Select 'Get started'.
Step 3 - Enter your Australian Business Number (ABN)
You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or have applied for an ABN to register a business name. Select the relevant option, enter your ABN, and select 'Next'. You must enter your ABN without any spaces.
Step 4 - Enter the proposed business name
Enter the proposed business name exactly as you would like it to appear on our register. Business names are case sensitive.
Step 5 - Select the registration period
You can register a business for one year or three years. After this period, it must be renewed.
Step 6 - Enter the business name holder's details.
Enter the proposed business name holder details (e.g. the holder's date of birth)
Step 7 - Enter the proposed business name's addresses
Enter the addresses of the proposed business name.
Step 8 - Confirm the eligibility to hold the business name.
To hold a business name , the holder cannot be disqualified or convicted of criminal offences outlined in the Business Names Registration Act 2011.
Step 9 - Review your application
Review your application; make sure your business name is spelt correctly. Complete the declarations and confirm you're authorised to submit the application.
Step 10 - Make payment and confirm your transaction.
You can pay by credit card, BPAY, or request an invoice . If you don't pay within 10 days, your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply.
Once you've made payment, you'll see a confirmation screen. Once payment has been made, your business name should be registered within 48 hours.
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You can watch our video tutorial to learn more about registering a business name for the first time using ASIC Connect.
Once your business name is registered, you will receive a record of registration.
If you choose to pay for your business name registration via invoice, we will email it to you within 48 hours. You must pay within 10 business days.
Find out what to do if you haven't received your record of registration, invoice, or renewal notice.
Once I've registered, what do I need to do?
Once the business name has been registered, we'll email you a copy of your record of registration. You can then trade using the name.
If your details change, you must update your details with us. (for example, if you've moved addresses).
You must prominently display your business name wherever you're open to the public, like at your storefront. You must also update your business correspondence, such as invoices or purchase orders, to include your registered business name and ABN.
If you want exclusive rights to your business name, you should consider protecting it with a registered trademark is a type of intellectual property (IP) right that protects a business's unique brand, products or services. This will help you:
- protect your name and stop others from trading with it
- get exclusive use of that trademark throughout Australia
- have protection in all Australian states and territories for an initial period of 10 years, with unlimited renewals provided eligibility requirements are met.
Visit the IP Australia website to:
- learn more about trademarks
- use their free TM Checker tool to complete an initial check on the availability of your trademark.
- Update your business name details
- Renew your business name
- Cancel your business name
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Applying for an ABN
How to apply and reapply.
The ABN is a unique 11-digit number that identifies your business or organisation to the government and community.
Not everyone is entitled to an ABN . You may face prosecution or criminal charges if you apply for an ABN, register for GST and claim GST refunds when you’re not entitled.
Apply or reapply for an ABN using the application below:
Apply or reapply for an ABN
Watch this video to find out more about ABNs.
Processing your application
Your application will be processed faster if we can identify you from the information you provide, such as your tax file number.
If you don't have all the information now, you can still start your application and save it as you go, but the issuing of your ABN is likely to be delayed.
A successful application
If your application is successful:
- you'll receive your 11-digit ABN immediately
- you should print or save the confirmation of your ABN and ABN details
- you can immediately apply for other business registrations, such as GST
- your details will be added to the Australian Business Register (ABR). You can request that certain details not be disclosed should you have privacy concerns
- it's now your responsibility to keep your details up to date .
If you receive a reference number it may mean we need to check some details in your application or more information is needed. We aim to review your application within 20 business days and contact you if further information is needed.
You can check ABN Lookup at any time to see if the ABN has been successfully processed. If the application is processed successfully after our review, a letter confirming your ABN and ABN details will be sent within 14 days.
For more information, see Backdating GST registration .
An unsuccessful application
If your application is unsuccessful, you'll receive a refusal number. You'll also receive a letter within 14 days confirming that your application has been refused, the reasons for the refusal and the options available to you, which include your review rights.
It's important to remember that not everyone is entitled to an ABN.
Find out more about:
- ABN entitlement
- What you need for your ABN application
- ABN for businesses outside Australia
- Your business information on the ABR
- ABN important facts
- Updating or cancelling your ABN
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Please note: if your application for an ABN is unsuccessful, your application for the registration of a business name will also be unsuccessful. You will be provided with a refund of your business name registration fees.
If you are unsure of your eligibility for an ABN , you may wish to only apply for an ABN first, then apply for your business name once your ABN application has been approved.
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To select these additional registrations, you'll need an Australian Business Number (ABN). If you don't have an ABN, you can apply for one in this registration.
If you already have an ABN and just want to apply for tax registrations, please visit the Apply for tax registrations page.
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Welcome to the Australian Government Business Registration Service. The service combines a number of key government business and tax registration forms in one place including:
Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST)*
- Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding*
- Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)*
- Luxury Car Tax (LCT)*
- Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)*
- Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)*
*At the moment on the New business section of the Business registration service, you can only apply for the registrations indicated above together with a business or company application.
What does it cost to register?
There is no charge to register for tax registrations, but there is a fee for the following:
- Business name - For each business name, you can pay $42 for 1 year or $98 for 3 years. See the current list of business name fees on the ASIC website.
- Australian company - The cost depends on the type of company you register. For example you'll pay $576 to register a proprietary limited company. See the current list of company fees on the ASIC website.
Where can I register for a business TFN?
If you're applying for an ABN for a partnership, company or trust you'll need a business TFN.
The good news is you don't need to register . The ATO will automatically issue a partnership, company or trust with a TFN (if one doesn't already exist).
Can I register Norfolk Island businesses here?
Yes. Norfolk Island businesses can apply here for the following business registrations:
Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding
Fringe benefits tax (fbt).
Norfolk Island businesses do not need to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST), Luxury Car Tax (LCT), Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) or Wine Equalisation Tax (WET).
Can I update my details or apply for renewals here?
Not at the moment. The Business registration form only accepts new business or tax registrations.
To update or renew your registrations you'll need to refer to the correspondence you receive confirming your registration.
If you can't find your correspondence, visit the following agency websites to:
- update your company details or annual statements on the ASIC website
- update or renew your business name on the ASIC website
- update your tax details for your ABN, GST, PAYG, TFN, FBT, LCT, FTC, WET registrations on the ATO website.
Can I apply here for state licences or permits?
No. You'll still need to find and apply for your business licences and permits on the Australian Business Licence & Information Service (ABLIS) website.
Where do I go for help?
If you have a question about the form or how your registrations are progressing, contact business.gov.au on 13 28 46
An ABN is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business to the public, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and other government agencies.
Applying for an ABN is free, but not everyone is entitled to one.
Why should I have an ABN?
If you're running a business, you may need an ABN. Having an ABN means you can:
- confirm your business identity to others when ordering and invoicing
- avoid having business clients withhold a percentage of any payments they make to you
- register a business name
- register a '.com.au', '.net.au', or '.org.au' domain name.
You also need to have an ABN if you register for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
You don't need an ABN if the business is a joint venture (where the partners have their own ABNs).
Do I also need a business TFN?
If you're applying for an ABN for a partnership, company or trust, you'll need a business TFN.
The good news is you don't need to register . The ATO will automatically issue the partnership, company or trust with a TFN (if one doesn't already exist).
Can I use my old ABN?
You can reuse a previous ABN if the old business had the same entity type as the new one.
Please note: If the entity types are different, you'll be issued with a new ABN.
To reuse a previous ABN, first apply for a new ABN here on the Business registration service. Once this application is successful, the Australian Business Registrar can then issue you with your old ABN.
Find out more
See the Australian Business Register's Applying for an ABN page for more details.
A business name is a name or title under which a person, or other legal entity, carries on business. It also helps customers and other businesses find, identify and connect with your business.
You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own.
Discover more about business names and when to register one on the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) website.
Registering a business name
When you register a business name, you register it nationally with ASIC. This means you can operate your business in any state or territory in Australia.
See the things you need to consider before registering a business name on the ASIC website.
Protecting your business name
Registering a business name doesn't stop others from using it! Before you register a business name, consider these steps:
- Check existing names : Search to see if the business name is available using our Business name check .
- Check existing trade marks: Make sure you're not infringing on someone else's intellectual property (IP). Visit the IP Australia website to find out about searching for trade marks in Australia and overseas.
- Register a web address: If you want to use your proposed business name as part of your web address, see our information on registering a business website .
- Apply for a trade mark: To protect your business name, apply for a trade mark on the IP Australia website.
Find out more about what is a business name and the difference between a business name, trade mark, company name and domain name on the ASIC website.
Visit the IP Australia website for details on how to protect your name and other brands.
Renewing your business name
You need to renew your business name regularly. You can pay yearly or every three years. See the business name renewal fees on the ASIC website.
The Business Registration Service does not currently process business name renewals. See the different options available for renewing your business name on the ASIC website.
A company is a type of business structure. When you set up a company, you create a legal entity that's separate from you. To find out more about companies and how they're different from other business structures, read our business structures page.
To set up a company, it must be registered under the Corporations Act 2001 .
You can register these types of companies here:
- Proprietary limited companies (also known as private companies) - the most common company structure used by small businesses
- Public companies limited by shares or guarantee
- Public companies with no liability
- Special purpose companies (not for profit, home unit/body corporate, superannuation trustee)
To register a private or public company that's unlimited (where the liability of shareholders is unlimited), you need to apply: by contacting the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) , or through a business service provider. To find out more about these application options, see step 6 of steps to register a company on the ASIC website.
The fees you pay depend on the type of company you're registering. Visit the ASIC website for details of:
- the one-off fee for company registration (see starting a company - common fees )
- the annual fee for company reviews .
Before you register
Before you register a company, you need to:
- choose a company name
- decide whether your company will be proprietary or public
- work out who the directors and shareholders will be
- understand your legal obligations as a director and shareholder.
To find out more, read company officeholder duties on the ASIC website.
After you register
When registered, the company will:
- get a unique Australian Company Number (ACN) and a Certificate of Registration
- appear in the company register
- be required to complete an annual review and pay an annual review fee each year (see annual statements on the ASIC website)
- be required to tell ASIC of changes in company details, usually within 28 days of the change taking place (otherwise, late fees may apply - see changes to your company on the ASIC website).
To find out what company information is available to the public in the company register, go to companies and organisations .
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
You must register for GST if:
- your business has a GST turnover of $75,000 or more
- your business charges passengers for taxi services or limousine travel (including ride sharing)
- you want to claim Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)
- you need to register for Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) or Luxury Car Tax (LCT).
Please note: You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) in order to register for GST. If you don't already have an ABN, you can use this form to apply for both at the same time.
Don't expect to exceed $75,000? You can still volunteer to register for GST.
Registering for GST also allows you to claim credits for any GST included in the price of purchases for your business.
Visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website to:
- find out what GST turnover means
- check if you need to register for GST , if you're not sure
- see how GST applies to ride sharing services
- find out more about claiming GST credits .
How GST works
GST is a tax of 10% on most goods and services sold in Australia. Generally, businesses that are registered for GST:
- collect GST on the goods and services they sell and forward it to the ATO
- claim credits for the GST included in the price of goods and services they buy for their business.
What do I need to do?
If you're registered for GST, you'll need to:
- work out which goods and services you sell are subject to GST
- include GST in the prices you charge for those goods and services
- give tax invoices to your customers that include the GST amount
- account for GST in your books
- put aside the GST you've collected
- get tax invoices and claim GST credits for goods and services you buy for your own business
- lodge activity statements or annual returns to the ATO
- pay GST to the ATO (or get a GST refund).
Read about how GST works on the ATO website.
You must be registered for PAYG withholding before you need to withhold tax amounts from payments such as:
- the wage or salary payments you make to employees
- payments to directors
- payments to businesses that do not quote their ABN to you
- royalty, dividend or interest payments to non-residents
- investment income payments to Australian residents (if you're an investment body).
You must then forward these tax amounts to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
PAYG withholding isn't a tax on your business - it's a tax on your employees' income that you help the ATO to collect.
Check to see if you need to register for PAYG withholding on the ATO website.
Being registered for PAYG withholding means you:
- work out how much you need to withhold
- report PAYG withholding amounts to the ATO
- pay PAYG withholding amounts to the ATO when they're due
- include PAYG withholding amounts in your employees' pay slips and payment summaries.
See how PAYG withholding works on the ATO website.
As an employer, if you give certain fringe benefits to your employees, you must pay tax on the value of the fringe benefits.
You'll need to register for FBT before you start providing these benefits.
- find out what types of fringe benefits you must pay tax on
- check if you need to register for FBT .
Being registered for FBT means you:
- work out how much FBT you have to pay
- keep records related to the fringe benefits you provide
- report fringe benefits on your employees' payment summaries
- report fringe benefits to the ATO
- pay the FBT to the ATO.
Read about FBT for small business on the ATO website.
Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
LCT is a tax on the supply and import of cars that exceed the LCT threshold.
You must register for LCT if you sell or import luxury cars.
To register for LCT you must also be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- check if you need to register for LCT
- find out this year's LCT threshold .
Being registered for LCT means you:
- work out the LCT payable and include it in the import or sale
- account for LCT sales and imports in your books
- report and pay LCT to the ATO.
Go to the ATO website for more about:
- working out the LCT amount you need to pay
- Luxury Car Tax .
Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)
If you register for FTC, you can claim credits for the fuel tax you pay on eligible fuels. The amount of FTC you can claim depends on the type of fuel you use and the business activity you use it in.
To be eligible, you must:
- be registered for GST
- use eligible fuels in eligible business activities.
- view eligible liquid and gaseous fuels
- view eligible business activities
- use the FTC eligibility tool
Being registered for FTC means you:
- work out how much you can claim on eligible fuels
- keep records of the type and quantity of fuels, when you bought the fuels and how you used them in your business.
Read more about Fuel Tax Credits on the ATO website.
Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)
You must register for WET and GST if you produce or sell wholesale wines that WET applies to.
WET applies to grape wines, fruit wines, vegetable wines, cider, perry, mead, and sake (where they contain more than 1.15% by volume of ethyl alcohol).
- find out more about the products WET applies to
- check if you need to register for WET .
What is WET?
WET is a tax on the consumption of wine in Australia, and it's usually applied to the last wholesale sale - this is usually the sale to the retailer. You collect the tax to give to the ATO.
Being registered for WET means you:
- work out which sales are subject to WET
- calculate the WET amount
- issue tax invoices that show the WET amount
- claim any WET credits you may be entitled to (including rebates or refunds)
- account for WET amounts in your books
- put aside WET you've collected
- report and pay WET to the ATO.
Read more about Wine Equalisation Tax on the ATO website.
Need more help? Contact us via business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.
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Australian business number (ABN) for non-residents
The Australian business number (ABN) is a unique 11-digit identifier that makes it easier for businesses and all levels of government to interact.
As a non-resident entity, you may be entitled to an ABN where:
- it is carrying on an enterprise or business in Australia
- you make sales connected with Australia in the course of carrying on an enterprise.
Your enterprise doesn't have to be located in Australia.
You will need to register for an ABN for some tax purposes, such as goods and services tax (GST) and pay as you go (PAYG) withholding.
You generally need to quote an ABN on your invoices or other documents relating to sales to other business.
If you don't quote an ABN when you sell goods or services to an Australian business, they may have to withhold tax from their payment to you at the rate of 47% under the PAYG withholding system.
Apply for an ABN
When you apply for an ABN you can register for tax obligations such as GST and PAYG withholding at the same time.
- Work out which registrations you need
- Keep your ABN details up to date
- Australian GST registration for non-residents
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Resources for Travelers
The Abingdon Visitor Center is open Monday - Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5 at 208 W Main Street, Abingdon. We are also available to serve you by phone at 276-676-2282 and by email at [email protected].
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Hiking to Mount Rogers: The Best Day Hike in Southwest Virginia
The Virginia Creeper Trail
The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon, traveling through Damascus, VA and ending just past Whitetop Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border.
One of Abingdon's oldest attractions is the legendary Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia. The theatre began in 1933 with one man's idea to have patrons pay with produce. Now it has grown in to a year-round theatre with more than 160,000 visitors each year.
The Martha Washington Inn & Spa
Some historic hotels tell their story through the photos and antiques displayed around the property. At The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, when you walk through the front door you might actually believe you've stepped back in time to the 19th Century. The fine touches and tasteful decor make you feel as if you're entering a stately old home.
Historic Main Street
Visitors come to historic downtown Abingdon for unique shopping and dining. Walk the brick sidewalks of Abingdon's 20-block historic district and you'll find architecture spanning two centuries, from The Tavern, built in 1799, to classic small-town American storefronts.
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