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ABN Applications

How long will it take to receive an ABN for a company?

If you provide all of the required information and it matches the ATO's records, in most case you'll receive your ABN on the same day. If any identities cannot be confirmed due to inaccurate or missing information, the ATO will review the application and may contact you for more information (this can take up to 20 business days).

Your application will have a higher chance of registering if you provide TFN's for officeholders and shareholders, so please do!

I made a mistake on the ABN application. Can you update this?

Unfortunately, no. Once an ABN has been issued, only the authorised persons listed on the application can make changes on behalf of that ABN.

The ABR website provides information on how to update ABN details.

I need to update or change the details of my ABN, can you do this?

Unfortunately, no. Only the authorised persons listed on the application can make changes on behalf of that ABN.

The ABR website provides information on how to update ABN details. Alternatively, the authorised representatives can update details by contacting the ATO on 13 28 66 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

What if my ABN application is refused?

Where an ABN application is refused, we’re not provided with much information to go on, but will try to work through it with you where we can. If we’re unable to resolve the issue in consultation with you (double checking DOB, spelling etc. of the associates) we will provide you with the reference numbers and refusal information to follow up with the ATO (as is the usual process when applying directly on ABR).

You'll also receive a letter from the Australian Business Register within 14 days confirming that your application has been refused, the reasons for the refusal and the options available to you, which include your review rights.

I am online ordering an SMSF and I can’t see an option to register an ABN? (I notice the company and trusts I order have the option to, but not the SMSF?)

We are now able to register ABNs for companies and Trust. ABNs for SMSFs will be coming soon!

In the meantime you’ll still need to register directly on the ABR.

How do I register a Company ABN through InterDocs?

Complete the details on the ABN Tab of the company registration  form online and submit. (You will be prompted to set up two-factor authenitcation (2FA) if you haven't already).

Within the ABN application we can also register for any of the following:

  • Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Pay as You Go Withholding (PAYGW)
  • Fring Benefits Tax (FBT)
  • Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)
  • Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
  • Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)

 

All these registrations can be applied for in the ONE company registration form, meaning you don't need to visit any other websites (e.g. ABR, ATO portal) after the company is registered with ASIC.

Once the company has been incorporated with ASIC, we will register the ABN and any other registrations you have requested and provide to you via email.

Is my client entitled to an ABN?

Not everyone is entitled to an ABN. Read some information about ABN entitlement on the Australian Business Register's website here.

Does my client need an ABN for their trust?

ABNs are not compulsory. There are, however, many benefits to having one. For example, an ABN will help you:

  • in dealing with other businesses when purchasing goods and services or when supplying goods or services to them; or when
  • in dealing with the ATO and other government agencies.

If you are going to register for GST, you will need an ABN. 

If you are not sure whether to apply for an ABN for your trust, this ATO video may help. Otherwise, you should seek professional advice.

How do I register a company's ABN online with InterDocs?

Complete the details on the ABN Tab of the company registration form online and submit. (You will be prompted to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) if you haven't already).

Within the ABN application we can also register for any of the following:

  • Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Pay as You Go Withholding (PAYGW)
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
  • Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)
  • Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
  • Wine Equalisation Tax (WET)

 

All these registrations can be applied for in the ONE company registration form, meaning you don't need to visit any other websites (e.g. ABR, ATO portal) after the company is registered with ASIC.

Once the company has been incorporated with ASIC, we will register the ABN and any other registrations you have requested and provide to you via email.