• Communication to ABN holders

    Occasionally you may be contacted for information about your Australian business number (ABN). If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the Australian Business Register (ABR), you can check below to ensure it is genuine.

    These messages could include, but are not limited to:

    Letter, email or phone

    Topic

    Description

    Audience

    Timing

    Are you still in business?

    We would like you to contact us to cancel your ABN if you are no longer in business.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership

    Ongoing

    ABN applications

    We may write to you or ask you to phone us to discuss your ABN application.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership, company, trust

    Ongoing

    ABN details

    We would like to check that your ABN details are correct.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership, company, trust

    Ongoing

    ABN registration review

    We will be reviewing your entitlement to an ABN.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership, company, trust

    Ongoing

    Administrator AUSkey holders application

    Validating the Administrator AUSkey application.

    AUSkey

    Ongoing

    Annual business locations review

    We will be contacting you by phone and email to request details of all your business locations.

    Partnership, company, trust, government

    Ongoing from October 2016

    You must validate your ABN details

    This is an annual measurement of ABR accuracy.   ABN holders will receive a phone call, email or letter. A qualtrics online questionnaire firm will be used to verify accuracy of ABN details. ABR staff will also contact ABN holders by phone who fail to complete the online questionnaire as requested.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership, company, trust, government

    April/May 2017

    Meeting in person

    Topic

    Description

    Audience

    Timing

    ABN entitlement

    We would like you to contact us to schedule an appointment to review your ABN entitlement.

    Individual/sole trader, partnership, company, trust

    Ongoing

    We take the security and privacy of your personal and taxation information very seriously. We have a range of systems and controls to ensure your information and transactions with us are safeguarded.

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