You may be asked for proof of identity (POI) information when dealing with the Australian Business Register (ABR) to confirm who you are and prevent identity theft.
You'll be asked to prove your identity when you:
The POI information provided will be validated against other sources for example, our records and Australian Securities and Investments Commission records.
The quickest way to prove your identity is with your valid TFN. The ABR is authorised to ask for your TFN; but you're not legally required to provide it.
If you don't provide your valid TFN or we cannot identify you, further proof may be required. Information or certified copies of documents you may be asked to provide include:
If you're a resident applying for an ABN and these details don't match, the application will be refused.
If you're applying for an ABN and your details don't match, your application will be delayed and in some instances refused.
When you submit your application, record your reference number as you will need it when sending documents or contacting us. Without it, you may need to lodge a new application.
Documents should be sent by the due date specified at the end of your application. If they're not sent within 43 days of submitting the application, it will be refused.
Non-residents need to provide either:
Australian Taxation OfficeNon-resident registrations teamPO Box 9977Box Hill VIC 3128 AUSTRALIA
If you need to discuss your application with us: