Compliance for small business - Small business-knowing your legal requirements-business names

If you operate a small business using a business name, you have certain legal obligations. Some common ones are listed below:

See also Cancelling a business name.

If your small business operates as a company see Knowing your legal requirements - companies.

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Knowing your legal requirements - companies

What books and records should my company keep?

Directors and financial reporting

Companies that must lodge financial reports with ASIC

Keeping your company details up to date

Changing a company type

Changing a company name

Ensuring your company is solvent

Annual statements and late fees

How to lodge documents and avoid late fees

Waiving a late lodgement fee

Illegal phoenix activity

Your obligation as a company director

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Last updated: 23/03/2016 03:13