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  • Using Access Manager

    With Access Manager, you can control and manage the relationships between businesses, agents and providers, and the permissions of staff using ATO online services.

    Functions include:

    • Access and permissions (for businesses) – manage your employees' access to your business tax records.
    • Access and permissions for Tax agents and BAS agents – manage your employees' access to your clients' tax records.
    • Business appointments – appoint another business to act on behalf of your business. The appointed business is able to manage their staff's access to businesses they are acting on behalf of.
    • Restricted clients – tax agents and BAS agents can use this function to restrict their employees' access to particular clients.
    • Notify us of a hosted SBR software service – (previously Nominate online software service provider) enables businesses and registered agents to notify us of their hosted SBR software service providers, they use for transactions to and from the ATO, using their hosted software (cloud) environments.

    AUSkey replacement

    myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) will replace AUSkey and Manage ABN connections (your ABN connected to your myGov) at the end of March 2020.

    RAM is connected to Access Manager. This means when you authorise a person to act for a business using RAM, you can set their permissions in Access Manager at the same time. You can also transfer the permissions of existing AUSkey users using the 'Import AUSkey users' function in RAM.

    As a result, you will notice some different fields in Access Manager.

    In the Access and permissions screen:

    • 'Credential type' is now 'Authorisation type' – lists authorisation types such as authorised user, principal authority, authorisation administrator, Standard AUSkey, Admin AUSkey and Device
    • new 'Access level' – lists the level of access for each user. 'Full' means the user has all permissions, 'Custom' means you can assign and remove user permissions and 'None' means no permissions have been assigned.
    • new 'Expiry' – lists the authorisation expiry date of authorised users in RAM (not available to AUSkey users).
    • the 'last access date' field is temporarily unavailable.

    In the Modify access and permissions screen, registered tax and BAS agents can use 'Assign RANs' to provide user access to their registered agent numbers (RANs).

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      Last modified: 12 Dec 2019QC 40983