• Register to use our online services

    How to register

    If you want to use our online services, you'll need either:

    • a secure login – if you are an individual managing your personal tax and superannuation affairs
    • an AUSkey – if you are running a business or are a tax professional.

    This ensures that the security and privacy of your personal information is protected, particularly from unauthorised people making transactions on your behalf.

    Anyone associated with your business, practice, or entity must have their own AUSkey if they are dealing with us online on behalf of your Australian business number (ABN).

    I want to:

    • register for a secure login as an individual
    • register for an AUSkey as a business or tax professional
    • register for the small business superannuation clearing house as an employer
    • register for the small business superannuation clearing house as an APRA fund.

    Register for a secure login as an individual

    In order to manage your personal tax and super affairs as an individual, you will need to register for a secure login.

    Get it done

    Register for your secure loginExternal Link. Already registered? onlineservices.ato.gov.auExternal Link.

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    What you need to register

    To register for a secure login, you will be asked questions about your identity – the answers you provide will be checked against our records to confirm your identity.


    For help with registering, watch our video below.

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    Make sure that you have the following handy when you create your secure login:

    Your tax file number (TFN)

    You can find your TFN on:

    • your income tax notice of assessment (NOA)
    • correspondence we have sent you
    • a payment summary – for example, from your employer or Centrelink
    • your superannuation fund member contribution statement.

    Your name and date of birth

    You will need to provide us with your date of birth, first given name and family/surname that has previously been reported to us. If you are unsure what you have reported to us, refer to letters or notices we may have sent you.


    If you need to update or check your details, phone 13 28 61, then press 5, between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday, to speak with a customer service representative.

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    Find out more

    Read our frequently asked questions about TFNs, name and date of birth.

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    Shared secret information

    A shared secret is specific information relating to you that is provided to us by certain organisations and institutions.

    You will need to provide us with information from two different documents listed in the table below. However, you cannot give us two shared secrets from the same type of document – for example, you cannot use two notices of assessment (NOA) from different years.

    Only shared secrets where we have information available for you will be visible for selection.

    Shared secret documents


    You will be asked for

    Maximum age of document

    Notice of assessment (NOA)

    • Day/month/year of issue
    • Our reference number (or job number and sequence number)


    Issued within the last five financial years

    Super account member contribution statement

    • Super fund ABN (usually in small print at the bottom of the statement or on the covering letter)
    • Member account number


    Bank account

    (for an interest bearing investment account eg a term deposit or an account that we paid your tax refund into)

    • BSB
    • Bank account number


    Issued within the last two financial years

    PAYG payment summary

    (Formerly known as a 'group certificate')

    • Income amount


    Centrelink payment summary

    • Income amount


    Dividends statement

    • Investment reference number


    Further information

    Get it done

    Register for your secure loginExternal Link

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    Find out more

    Frequently asked questions.

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    • Last modified: 16 Apr 2014QC 20141