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  • Principal Authority – confirm ABR data is accurate

    If you are a Principal Authority (eligible associate listed in the ABR) and you are moving from AUSkey to myGovID and RAM, the first step is to confirm ABR data is accurate.

    myGovIDExternal Link and Relationship Authorisation ManagerExternal Link (RAM) will replace AUSkey and Manage ABN connections (your ABN connected to your myGov account) at the end of March 2020.

    myGovID is a digital identity credential that is unique to an individual. Individuals will access their myGovID via their smart device when logging in to government online services for both personal and business or work purposes.

    RAM will allow business associates listed on the Australian Business Register (ABR) to link their business and authorise representatives to act on their behalf.

    On this page:

    Checking your ABR details

    This guide is for eligible associates on the ABR preparing to link their business in RAM.

    This guide provides advice on using the ABR to check and update the details of eligible associates such as a:

    • trustee
    • director
    • public officer
    • partner
    • office bearer of a club or association.

    How to check the details of eligible associates in the ABR

    You need to have a myGovID, Administrator AUSkey or Manage ABN Connections to check the details of eligible associates in the ABR and it should only take a few minutes.

    Step 1

    Go to Update your ABN detailsExternal Link and select Update your ABN.

    Step 2

    The login screen will display.

    If you are using myGovID to log in, enter the email address that you used to set up your myGovID.

    A code will appear. Open the myGovID app on your smart device, log in and enter the four digit code into the pop-up within the app. Tap Accept

    If you are using an AUSkey, choose the business from the drop-down menu, enter your password and select Continue.

    Note: For the business to appear, an administrator AUSkey must be installed on the desktop.

    Screenshot showing an example of ABR login screen with pop up message to run the AUSkey application

    If you are using Manage ABN Connections select myGov (beta) from the drop-down menu and select Continue.

    Screenshot showing an example of ABR login screen with myGov (beta) selected

    Step 3

    Once logged in, select Update ABN record.

    Screenshot showing an example of ABN summary screen from the ABR

    Step 4

    Check the details of eligible associates. If the details are correct, no further action is required. If details are outdated, update the relevant sections and select Next.

    Screenshot showing an example of where the Associates tab is located on the Update ABN record screen  screen on the ABR

    To update:

    New partners cannot be added in a partnership. A new ABN will need to be set up if there is a change in partners.

    Step 5

    If you have made changes, select Declaration. Tick the box to accept the declaration and select Submit.

    Screenshot showing an example of where the Declaration tab is located on the Update ABN record screen  screen on the ABR

    Next steps:

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    Last modified: 04 Feb 2020QC 61319