Business Registrations

Register your new or existing business to legally operate in Australia.

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Business Registration Services

With Ashman's Accounting, you get a team of qualified accountants and registered agents guiding your business every step of the way from the get-go. 

Our business registration services include, but are not limited to:

  • ABN Registration - We handle the full application process and follow up to obtain your ABN.
  • Goods and Services Tax Registration - We assess your situation, advise if GST registration is required, and assist with application and compliance.
  • Business Name Registration - We check availability for business names, file the paperwork, and register your business name on the ASIC website so that you have exclusive rights. 
  • Company Registration and Incorporation - We provide tailored advice on business structures and prepare and lodge all ASIC paperwork to register your company as a separate legal entity
  • Tax Registrations - Besides GST, we can register you for PAYG, FBT, payroll tax, land tax, stamp duty and other tax planning obligations required by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 
  • Business Licences - We facilitate any state, council or industry-specific licences or permits required for you to conduct business and where your business operates.
  • Ongoing Compliance - Once you have a registered company, we proactively remind you of renewal dates, required filings, and other compliance duties.

With over 25 years of accounting expertise helping South Australian businesses like yours and organisations across the wider country, Ashman's Accounting has the knowledge to ensure you complete all necessary registrations seamlessly while remaining compliant. We stay up-to-date on changing tax laws, filing requirements, and other regulations so you can focus on running your business. Whether you need a new registration or want to ensure existing ones are up to standard, contact our friendly team today to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Business Registrations

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about our services.
How Do You Check if a Business Is Registered in Australia?

You can check if a business is registered in Australia by searching the Business Registration Service database. This free online service allows you to search by entity name, ABN, or ACN to verify registration info and documents lodged. It covers ABN registration status, business name and company registration information, and other public records. You can also use the Australian Business Register's ABN Lookup tool. We recommend confirming any registration questions with your accountant or registered agent.

How Much Does It Cost to Register a Business Name in South Australia?

The cost to register a business name in South Australia is currently $42 for one year or $98 for three years, paid to ASIC upon lodgement of the application. The fee is the same nationwide, thanks to uniform business registration laws across Australia. Costs can go up if you need customised legal advice on the availability of your proposed name or complex business structures. Accounting firms may also charge service fees to facilitate the registration process and ensure correct paperwork.

Do You Have to Register a Business Name in South Australia?

Yes, you need to register your proposed business name with ASIC to trade in South Australia and the wider country. Registration gives you exclusive naming rights and other legal protections. It also prevents customers from confusing you with a separate business. We recommend registering any business name or entity before marketing, promotion or sales. The process only takes a few weeks, and we can handle it seamlessly end-to-end.

How Do I Register a Small Business in South Australia?

The exact registration process for small businesses depends on your structure - sole traders, partnerships, trusts, companies, etc. Key steps are getting an ABN, registering a business name if using one beyond your personal name, considering trademarks, and understanding your tax obligations based on turnover. We guide you through each aspect, from choosing a business structure to obtaining an ABN, GST registration, completing necessary ASIC paperwork, and more. With tailored advice for SA requirements, we simplify setting up so you can focus on operations. Contact us today to register your small business seamlessly.

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