• Update your client’s ABN details

    It's your client’s responsibility to update their Australian business number (ABN) details within 28 days of becoming aware of changes.

    Once your client is registered, their ABN details become part of the ABR.

    It is important that ABN details are kept up-to-date. Businesses use this information to check your client is operating or to verify their GST status.

    ABN details are also used by a range of government agencies to plan for community services and infrastructure development that can benefit business.

    What can be updated

    • legal name of the entity, except for:  
      • individuals and sole traders who need to contact the ATO directly companies in the business names register which need to contact the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).
        (ATO and ASIC will communicate the changes to update the ABR.)
    • addresses – postal, business location, email
    • ANZSIC – main business activity and industry code
    • entity type – business structure, for example private company to public company
    • contact details
    • associate details.

    How to update

    The fastest way to update your client’s details is via Tax professionals services using AUSkey.

    Alternatively you can update your client’s details by contacting us.

    The changes will take effect immediately once they are entered in the ABR.

    Check the ABR Dashboard for current information about ABR performance.

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    • Last modified: 13 Aug 2018QC 206