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Business Structures for Australian Businesses


There are a range of options to consider when thinking about starting a business in a different country.

Business type will affect the structure of your business, ownership and legal requirements, and tax and accounting obligations the business will need to consider. Understandably, making a decision about what business type is suitable for your needs isn’t easy.

The following pages have been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the most common business types. Each page contains valuable information that describes the characteristics of each business type and provides an indication as to whether the method is right for your business.

The four most common methods include:

The information should be used as a guide only. It is important that you seek professional advice about the type of business that will suit your particular business.

The Quinn Group understands the importance of finding the best business type for your needs. Our team of dedicated professionals have had years of taxation, accounting and legal experience and can assist you in choosing the most suitable business type for your situation.

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