I am an Australian resident, can I apply for an ABN (Australian Business Number) if I'm living overseas?
I am a multimedia/web developer and I want to be doing freelance work for companies in Australia, but they require an ABN for my services. I am an Australian citizen but currently residing overseas because my husband works overseas.
Am I eligible for an ABN if I live outside of the country but provide services to Australia?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you hold a corporate presence in Australia and it is still is in operation. Then Yes you can apply for an ABN. As long as the business has a legitimate legal physical address rather than a postal box then again. Yes you may.
If you go to this link it shows requirements:
To apply for ABN:
It will direct you to the ABN application. It will also generate a file number for you as well...When you have completed the application it will ask you to print the form.
Hope this helps
- annazzz1966Lv 61 decade ago
Call the licensing division that grants the ABN to find out.
- Anonymous4 years ago
its pretty straight forward just a heap of paperwork and a nice fee of a couple hundred dollars involved i think..just ring the ato