If you are thinking about registering a new company there is good news because now you can do it all online. This article will show you the steps required.
To correctly register your company in Australia, you have to follow a certain set of steps, especially if you want to register this company online.
The first thing you need to do is have everything ready. That is where you need to spend a little time to make sure you have all the information at your finger tips to complete the registration process.
You will be required to complete the following information on the forms:
· The name of the proposed company.
· The structure of the company and how you plan to operate the proposed company ie, a Public Company, A Pty Ltd company etc.
· The addresses, names, and birth details of the owners, directors, and secretaries of the company.
· Share holder details for any members involved in the company this way.
Before you start filling out any forms you need to make sure the name you want to use is not trademarked or otherwise used by anyone else in the business registration system. There are links you can find on the ASIC website that will show you exactly how to search these databases so that you choose a name you can use. It is a good idea to have several names in mind just in case the name you want is unavailable. I recommend that the company name be relevant to the product or service that you are offering.
The decisions about structure and operation and information you should gather before you start your form. If you do not know it is recommended that you sit with a Lawyer or Accountant as to what is going to be the structure that bests suits what you want to do with the business and your situation.
When you have all the required information you can register a company with an ASIC registered agent via their website. Here you can simply complete the order form. In some instances the order form is extremely simple compared to the ASIC form (this is if you attempt to register the company yourself).
The order form once completed can then be submitted which will be sent to ASIC via the agent’s link and your company will be lodged. Depending upon the accuracy of the information you enter and the name availability you can have a company registered within 30 minutes.
From there you will receive your certificate of registration. You can request how you would like to receive it (normally sent immediately via email or fax). You can also decide if you wish to receive the company in a Company Register. This is a Folder that holds all the legal documents that pertain to your company. Or you can simply choose to receive the documents via email which will be sent to you in PDF format. It is recommended that you print out a copy and keep somewhere safe.
In summary: If you use a Registered Agent to register your company it can be quite a simple and fast process just make sure you have the correct information on hand.