Get the latest news for tax professionals about clients’ business registrations.
7 June 2016 - The Australian Business Register will soon start cancelling the Australian business number (ABN) of inactive partnerships.
8 December 2015 - You can apply online for your client’s Tax file number (TFN) when applying online for their Australian business number (ABN).
24 August 2015 - The Scheduled site maintenance page has moved. If you have it bookmarked you will need to change the bookmark.
17 April 2015 - The Commissioner of Taxation has made changes to protect businesses' from adverse taxation related decisions if they rely on information on the ABN Lookup tool.
02 March 2015 - providing a TFN is not mandatory but assists the ABN application to be processed faster.
02 March 2015 - To continue using AUSkey to access online services you need to be using a current version of Java software.
Standard AUSkey holders can now update client details via tax agent services in the ABR.
When applying for an ABN you can register for a TFN at the same time.
We are making important changes to the online Australian business number (ABN) application system in early 2015.
02 December 2013 - The ABR is now collecting new information about all of the associates and business locations for entities with an ABN.
Australian Business Register (ABR) is making changes to the online Australian business number (ABN) application system.
28 September 2015 - To check a client’s ABN details your registered agent number must be recorded against their ABN.
Your clients may have their trust ABNs cancelled if there is evidence they are no longer carrying on an enterprise.
Your client may have their ABN cancelled if they have not lodged BAS or income tax returns for more than two years. Find out what they need to do.