Optional ABN Registration

eCompanies is a registered tax agent and can register your new company ABN and TFN with the Australian Tax Office for an additional $50 inclusive of GST. Please note that you can also register your ABN and TFN directly with the ATO at www.abr.gov.au yourself.

A tax agent like ourselves will liaise with the ATO in the event of a problem. We also reuse all your company registration information, minimising data entry mistakes and maximising convenience. To minimise the chance of delays we require the tax file number (TFN) for each associate to be supplied.

Upon registration we will immediately resign as your tax agent.


Public Officer

The Public Officer is responsible for ensuring that the company complies with the tax law and for liaising with the ATO concerning the company's taxation matters.

A company can only have one Public Officer at a time.


ABN Activation Date

This is the date you would like your ABN to be effective from. Please note if the company is not registered until after the activation date, then the activation date will become the date of registration of your company.


What is a business location?

A business location is a continuous physical area or site at or from which a business engages in productive activity on a relatively permanent basis.


Tax Registrations

Fringe benefits tax (FBT)

This is a tax paid by an employer, on fringe benefits provided to an employee or an associate of the employee.

Luxury car tax (LCT)

If the applicant is registering or is required to register for GST and intends to sell luxury cars, they must answer yes to this question. A luxury car is a car with a retail price, including GST, which exceeds the luxury car tax threshold. This threshold is the car depreciation limit for income tax purposes.

Wine equalisation tax (WET)

This is a tax which affects manufacturers, wholesalers and importers of wine. Wine equalisation tax is a value based tax and is levied at the wholesale level.


Main Business Activity

To complete this question correctly you must select an answer from the suggestions based on what you type.

To view all possible activities please see ANZSIC.


What is an Agricultural Property?

An agricultural property is land on which the breeding, keeping, cultivation or growing of all kinds of animals, crops, fruit or vegetables (except forest trees or marine life) is undertaken.


GST Registration

GST Registration is compulsory if your business has GST Turnover of $75,000 or greater. Your GST turnover is basically the total amount you invoice in a year that contains a GST component. You can add GST registration to your ABN later if you wish by calling the ATO.


GST Turnover

Your GST turnover is basically the total amount you invoice in a year that contains a GST component. For more information see GST Turnover.


GST Reporting

Businesses are required to report their GST activity to the ATO via a BAS (Business activity statement).

Only businesses with less that $75,000 GST turnover are eligible to report GST annually.

If your GST turnover is more than $2,000,000 then you must report monthly.


GST Accounting

If your GST turnover is more than $2,000,000 then you must forward GST upon invoicing.


Fuel Tax Credit

A fuel tax credit can be claimed for diesel and petrol when used in:

Diesel only when used in:

In addition, other fuels (including diesel, petrol, kerosene, heating oil and toluene) are eligible when used:


PAYG Registration

You will need to register for PAYG if:

You can add PAYG registration to your ABN later if you wish by calling the ATO.