Manage ABN Connections is a secure way to access online business services provided by government. It does not provide additional services or change the way you do business. It simply gives an alternative to AUSkey.
Manage ABN Connections allows authorised individuals to access a range of government online business services using their myGov username and password.
Manage ABN Connections can be used by:
The associates of a business include anyone listed as an associate in the Australian Business Register (ABR). For example, business owners, directors of a company, partners of a partnership, or trustees of a trust. However, sole traders may prefer to use our ATO online services for individuals and sole tradersExternal Link.
Any staff member with an AUSkey can set up Manage ABN Connections.
You should continue to use Access Manager to manage all associate and staff member accesses and permissions to your business information, including removing access entirely.
Connect an ABN (or several ABNs) to your myGov account, then use your myGov login details to securely access the following services:
In the future, tax professionals will be able to access the Tax Agent Portal and BAS Agent Portal using Manage ABN Connections.
To use Manage ABN Connections you need to:
Note: If you create a myGov account and link to the ATO, you'll receive most personal ATO mail (and business ATO mail if you’re a sole trader) through your myGov Inbox.
If you create a myGov account and link it to Centrelink or Medicare, this won't change the delivery of your ATO mail. If you link to the ATO and you have a tax or BAS agent, they will still be able to access any correspondence the ATO sends you. However, your agent will not be notified that you’ve received the correspondence. It is recommended you discuss this with your agent before setting up Manage ABN Connections.
To connect from myGov follow the steps below.
Once the ABN is connected you can access government online business services (for example, the Business Portal). When you log in to the service, choose 'myGov' from the drop-down login options, and sign in using your myGov details.
To connect from a government online business service
Once you've connected an ABN to your myGov account, you can use your myGov details to log in to online business services like the Business Portal, Australian Business Register and Access Manager:
This option allows you to bypass choosing myGov from the drop-down menu each time you log in. Selecting the Always use myGov option applies to all your connected ABNs.
On the Authentication Service screen, next to the Select drop-down menu, there is a checkbox for the Always use myGov where applicable option. Click on the check box and then click Continue to proceed to the myGov log in screen.
To turn this setting off, you first need to make sure that your temporary internet files and cookies will automatically delete when you exit your browser. To do this, you may need to change the settings in your internet browser (be careful not to delete your 'Favourites'). This will automatically turn off the Always use myGov option.
To remove a single ABN from myGov:
To remove all connected ABNs from myGov:
Manage ABN Connections is completely secure and maintains existing security measures. It doesn't change the levels of access for authorised individuals.
To set up Manage ABN Connections you need to have myGov security verification codes (SVC) turned on. This provides your account with an additional layer of security. You'll be sent a single-use code to your mobile phone by SMS each time you sign in to your myGov account or use Manage ABN Connections.