The government’s extension of deadline to remove trading names on the ABN Lookup has been welcomed by the industry but accountants and bookkeepers have been urged to advise clients to register a business name. The government has decided to extend the display of trading names on the ‘ABN Lookup’ from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2023. The display of existing trading names on the ABN Lookup was due to expire in November 2018, following the launch of the Business Names Register in 2012 which required all businesses to register a business name with ASIC.
BICB welcomes ABN trading name extension
I grew up in a family that was involved in the Building Industry, my father owned a Structural Engineering business called Australian Fabricated Industries (AFI). For the past four decades I have worked in various management rolls including a large private school and national building industry supply businesses.