02 March 2015 - The Australian Business Register requires identity information to be provided for all associates of an entity applying for an Australian business number (ABN).
Providing all of the requested information during the ABN application will assist the application to be processed faster.
For individual associates that are residents of Australia, while it is not mandatory, providing their tax file number (TFN) does help processing.
If TFNs are not provided further identity information may need to be obtained before the ABN registration can be completed.
Remember you can save and return to the application at any time before the expiry date.
Read more about the associate detail requirements.