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  • How to set up myGovID for the Business Portal

    13 July 2020

    Before using the Business Portal for the first time, you need to set up your access using myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manger (RAM).

    In the Business Portal you can apply for the JobKeeper Payment, lodge activity statements and access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

    To set up:

    1. Download the myGovID app from the App Store or Google Play. You need to add two of the following Australian identity documents and your name must match exactly in both documents:  
      • driver’s licence or learner’s permit
      • passport
      • birth certificate
      • Medicare card
      • visa (using your foreign passport)
       
    2. Log into the RAM website using your myGovID and follow the prompts to 'link your business'.
    3. (optional) In RAM, authorise your employees and others to act on behalf of your business online. They'll receive an email to accept the authorisation request using their myGovID.

    If you‘ve authorised an employee or someone with a Basic identity strength myGovID they may be able to upgrade their identity strength to standard by adding a second identity document. However, you will need to create a new authorisation in RAM for them following the upgrade.

    Remember, registered tax agents and BAS agents can help you with your tax

    Next Step:

    Once you've completed the above steps, you can log into the Business Portal using myGovID. A four-digit code will appear on the login screen of your browser for you to enter in the myGovID app.

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