Why we're introducing mandatory ABNs
From 31 July this year, all independent workers on Mable will need to have an ABN to continue operating on the platform.
Having an ABN is a key component of working for yourself. As our community continues to grow, we want to make sure that all of our workers are not only safeguarded, but have the greatest opportunity to find as much work as they’d like.
Access more work through the platform
Ensure you put your best foot forward
It’s making things simpler
Revisit your Mable profile
Log in to Mable and select ‘Edit your profile.’ Visit Step 9, Bank Account Details, and scroll down to the ABN field.
Click through to our quick submit form
Click the button ‘Apply for an ABN now’ and follow the prompts
Add or validate your ABN to your profile
Once you’ve finished the process, the team at Airtax will email your ABN (usually in 3-5 days). Revisit Step 9 ‘Bank Account Details’, enter your ABN into the field and click ‘validate’.
Validate your ABN
Once you’ve entered your ABN, click ‘verify’. If your ABN cannot be validated, check there are no spaces between the numbers and that the name on your profile exactly matches the one on your ABN.
Alternatively, you can apply for an ABN through the Australian Business Register
You can also apply directly for a sole trader ABN through the Australian Business Register website.
What else do I need for tax time?
Remember, as an independent contractor, you will need to lodge your tax return by the deadline of 31 October. We have partnered with Airtax on an exclusive deal for Mable workers; pay only $49 for your Income Tax Return, which can be submitted in under 15 minutes. Visit https://airtax.com.au/tax-for-better-caring-support-workers for more information.
What will I get from Mable to help me with my tax return?
Because you are not an employee of Mable, you will not get a group certificate at the end of the year like you would if you were employed. Instead, we will provide you with a statements of the money you have earned via the platform from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
If you’d like, you can also access information about your earnings, and export them from the platform yourself. To do this, you must have excel on your computer.
Step 1: Log in to your Mable account.
Step 2: Click on ‘Billing’ in the left hand menu
Step 3: Choose the ‘Exports’ tab
Step 4: Click on the ‘Timesheet Sessions’ button and, when prompted, click OK