• Cancel your ABN

    You can cancel your Australian business number (ABN) online using AUSkey or Manage ABN Connections. All changes you make online to your ABN will take effect immediately.

    Cancel your ABN

    You should cancel your ABN if your business:

    • has been sold
    • has closed down
    • is no longer operating in Australia or making supplies connected with Australia.

    If you're unable to cancel your ABN using the link above, contact us or lodge a form by mail.

    Cancelling an ABN will cancel:

    • registrations for goods and services tax (GST), luxury car tax (LCT), wine equalisation tax (WET) and fuel tax credits (FTC)
    • AUSkeys linked to your ABN.

    Before you cancel

    Before you cancel your ABN, ensure you meet any lodgment, reporting and payment obligations with any government agencies you deal with.

    Note: If you want to cancel your pay as you go withholding, you must cancel it before you cancel your ABN.

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    • Last modified: 24 Jul 2018QC 335