Why do I need an ABN?

As of November 2017, all workers operating on the Mable platform will need to have registered for an ABN. Having an ABN is a key component of working for yourself. As our community continues to grow, we want to make sure that all workers are not only safeguarded, but have the greatest opportunity to find as much work as they’d like.

Making things simpler

The income threshold for when you may be required by law to have an ABN is low, and most independent workers would need to have one for tax purposes. Knowing when you’ve crossed this threshold can get a little tricky, so to ensure all workers on our platform are operating as they should be, we’re making ABNs a mandatory step in signing up.

Increase your opportunities

Having an ABN opens up your options to work with a greater range of clients. For example, any client who uses aged care or NDIS government funding to pay for their services will only be able to engage a worker who has an ABN. Ensuring you’ve got one will ultimately make you more desirable.

 It’s all about perception

As an independent worker using the Mable platform, you’re working for yourself. Even if you’re only working a few hours a week, you’re building your own business. Clients have also told us that they feel safeguarded when they’re engaging someone who has an ABN. To a prospective client, an ABN provides an endorsement of you and your services.

You can apply for an ABN easily and for free through our partners Airtax or directly through the Australian Business Register website.


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