Applying for an ABN – Easy steps!
To start working as an independent worker with mobility, you will need an Australian Business Number (ABN).
Getting Your ABN for Free:
Applying for an ABN is free through the Australian Business Register website. We understand that some of the questions on the application can be tricky so we’ve created this guide to help you find your way!
Key Tips for Your Application:
When filling out your ABN application, you’ll be asked a few questions about your business activities. It’s important to understand that as an independent support worker with mobility, you are engaging in activities that are consistent with running a business. Here’s why:
- Advertising Your Services: By creating and maintaining your profile on the mobility platform, you’re advertising your services to potential clients.
- Registration with an Organisation: Joining mobility as a worker means you’ve registered with an organisation to offer your independent support services.
When the form asks if you’re doing business-like activities, you can tick “Yes” because of these reasons.
After selecting “Next“, you’ll be taken to a screen to review your answers before proceeding to the application detail section. It’s important to understand that they’re asking for information about your ABN and TFN history and not for mobility’s.
Need More Info?
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has loads of information on ABN entitlements, especially in clauses 120 to 148, which explain what you need to do to be seen as a business.
Get Personalized Advice:
While we’re here to help you with general guidance, it’s crucial to understand that individual circumstances can vary. For tailored advice, especially concerning financial matters or your specific situation, speaking with an accountant, tax agent, or directly with the ABR is highly recommended.
Our goal is to help you transition into independent support work, ensuring you have the tools and information needed to navigate these initial steps confidently.