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Business Name Registration Service Perth WA

Whether a new start-up, established family business, or growing private business, our team of experienced Accountants and Business advisors can work with you for Business structure Registration, ABN registration & further Business Name Registration if required. They will protect and maximize your private business, and family financial affairs. We follow industry codes of practice and give your business & company registration service. Tax Considerations You Need to Know About Family Trusts in Australia

    We understand setting up your own private business may be exciting for you. But if you don’t have any preparation, it can also be more challenging.  In short, this guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what’s ahead. Basically, below options of business structure could be available to proceed with based on your individual circumstances:


    A sole trader is an individual running a business. It is the simplest and cheapest business structure. If you operate your own private business as a sole trader, you are the only owner, and you control and manage the entire business affairs yourself. You are solely and legally responsible for all aspects of the business. Debts and losses can’t be shared with other. You can employ workers in your business, but you can’t employ yourself. As a sole trader, you are responsible for paying your workers’ superannuation liability. You’re also responsible for your own super and may choose to pay it into a fund for yourself to help save for your retirement.


    A partnership is a group or association of people who carry on a business and distribute income or losses between the partners. For example, if you and a friend or family member decide to set up a business together, you might operate it as a partnership. A partnership is relatively inexpensive to set up and operate. The partners share income, losses, and control of the business. A written partnership agreement is not essential for a partnership to exist but is a good idea. A partnership agreement should outline how income or losses will be distributed to the partners and know how the business will be controlled.

    A partnership agreement can help prevent misunderstandings and disputes about what each partner brings to the partnership. And what they are entitled to receive from the income of the business. This is particularly important for tax purposes if the profit or losses are not distributed equally among partners. Then the partners in a partnership are not employees, but the partnership might also employ other workers. Partners are responsible for their own superannuation arrangements. However, the partnership is required to pay superannuation for its employees. As a partner you can’t claim deductions for money drawn from the business. The amounts you take from a partnership are not wages for tax purposes.

    3. COMPANY

    A company is a legal entity with higher set-up and administration costs; run by its directors and owned by its shareholders. Companies also have additional reporting requirements. While a company provides some asset protection, its directors can be legally liable for their actions. And in some cases, for the debts of the company. Companies are regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

    The company must apply for a tax file number (TFN), is entitled to an Australian business number (ABN) if it is registered under the Corporations Act 2001. A company not registered under the Corporations law may register for an ABN, if it is carrying on an enterprise in Australia. The company must be registered for GST if its annual GST turnover is $75,000 or more (there are certain exceptions to this rule where GST registration may be required below this threshold as well). The Company owns the money that the business earns. The individuals who control the business cannot take money out of the business, except as a formal distribution of the profits or wages. The company must lodge an annual company tax return and usually pays its income tax by instalments through the pay as you go (PAYG) instalments system. Sometimes, the company may be eligible for small business concessions.

    4. TRUST

    Setting up a trust can be expensive as a formal deed is required outlining how the trust will operate. There are formal yearly administrative tasks for the trustee. A trustee is legally responsible for the operation of the trust. The trustee can be an individual or a company. Hence, profits from trust go to beneficiaries.

    The trust must have its own tax file number (TFN) for lodging its annual tax return. It should apply for an ABN and use it for all business dealings. It must be registered for GST, if annual GST turnover is $75,000 or more. It may be liable to pay tax depending on the wording of its deed. And whether any income the trust earns is distributed to its beneficiaries. It may be able to access small business tax concessions. It must pay super for any of its employees (this may also include the trustee if they are also the employees of the trust).

Business name registration:

Once your business entity has been set up with appropriate structure as per your circumstances, you may be wondering to set apart your legal business name with some different more catchy and specific names. For this purpose, you will be able to register for a separate business name which is the name your business operates under. You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own.

We at TFP Tax, have ample of experienced and qualified business advisors who can guide you through step-by-step in registering business name for your business. You will have a peace of mind in registering and fully complying with the ASIC requirements with our professional services.

If you need additional assistance or need further clarification regarding your new Business Registration, ABN registration & Business Name Registration, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our Tax Agents / Tax Accountants / Tax Advisors on 08 93860047 for a confidential conversation. Alternatively, please feel free to pass your information online here and one of our advisors will be in touch with you.

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    Why choose TFP Tax for New Business Registration?

    The team at TFP has long-standing expertise in assisting businesses in registering the suitable structure and complying with the business registration process without any hassle.

    How do I register my business name?

    To register a business name, you will need to have either an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be in the process of applying for one with the Australian Business Register (ABR).

    How much does it cost to register a business name?

    The fees for registering a business name are very based on the structure you propose.

    What is required to register a new business in Perth?

    Before registering a business name, you should consider whether the proposed business name is available. Once you have checked the business name is available, you will need to register it using the Business Registration Service or ASIC Connect. You will need to have an ABN and there is a fee payable to register your name.

    Do I need an ABN if I want to have a business name?

    You will need to have either an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be in the process of applying for one with the Australian Business Register (ABR) to register a business name.