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    dumbat
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    Hi
    I am looking to start a small photography business. I am also considering starting an app-writing business. Clearly these two aren’t related, but if I chose a generic business name, would I be able to conduct two separate business activities under one business name/ABN?
    cheers
    Ewen

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    If you are a sole trader you have one ABN but you can register a number of trading names. When you do the tax return ALL income will be totalled together from both activities. You must register those trading names.

    eg John Smith ABN 123 456 789 trading as Smith Photography and Smith Writing. The ABN is the same for all three names.

    If it’s a company, then it’s a bit different.
    Read more at the business pages at http://www.ato.gov.au

    Cheers.

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    Thanks Karen
    I’d be a sole trader. I hadn’t realised I could register more than one trading name.
    cheers
    Ewen

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