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LucyHose

Getting a TFN to set up an ABN or PTY before I arrive

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Hi all,

Does anyone know if you can set up as a PTY or an ABN before I get to Oz?  I'm going freelance and need to bid for some UK contracts before I leave for Australia.  My UK accountant doesn't know the Australia system but has advised I set up in Australia to keep things simple for myself tax wise.  I've looked into getting a TFN, but can only see a few options - non-resident (which I will be for the next 6-7 weeks) or wait until I get there and get my TFN.  Like I say my issue is I need to set up and get my company sorted before I arrive.   Any advice gratefully received :)

I'm moving to Sydney.  I have a 190 visa.

 

 

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A practical issue is that all Australian Pty limited companies require at least 1 director with a residential address in Australia.

Do you know anyone in Australia who can act as a director before you arrive?

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com

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Hi,

Yes, we have a friend in Balmain, or I guess we could hire a Sydney based accountant before we arrive? I'm just setting up for myself and at this stage I am still unsure whether I need to a sole trader (not sure what the Australian equivalent is, I'm guessing ABN?) or become a Pty.

Thanks,

Lucy

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Hi Lucy.

This is perhaps a business structuring question, more than the practicalities of obtaining an ABN?

The accountant who advises you doesn't have to be in Sydney ... IMHO.   :)

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com

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Does that mean you are perhaps an accountant not based in Sydney? (I've noted your email signature!)  Happy to chat if the location doesn't matter........  I'll drop you an email. :)

 

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4 hours ago, LucyHose said:

Does that mean you are perhaps an accountant not based in Sydney? (I've noted your email signature!)  Happy to chat if the location doesn't matter........  I'll drop you an email. :)

 

Got it!   Thanks Lucy.

Email reply to follow.

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com

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