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Jason@Plumsale
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Can you please clarify, are you starting a company ie pty ltd, or are you going to trade as a sole trader? The answers to your questions will be different in some cases.

Whether you go company or sole trader, should be discussed with a professional who will take into other factors not mentioned in your message.

If you are starting a company then the company has its own ABN. if you are a sole trader, you can only have one ABN.

You will not be responsible for other sole trader earnings, just pay their invoices and that’s all. Except if they only work for you and no-one else then the ATO may see them as employees not sole traders, again seek professional advise.

You will have to register for GST and you will have to add it to all your invoices and do a BAS regularly.

Being paid from a company is very different as being paid as a sole trader.