A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999


Division 2 - Objects  

SECTION 3   OBJECTS   Main object


The main object of this Act is to make it easier for businesses to conduct their dealings with the Australian Government. This is done by establishing a system for registering businesses and issuing them with unique identifying numbers so that they can identify themselves reliably:

(a)  in all their dealings with the Australian Government; and

(b)  for all other Commonwealth purposes.

Without limiting paragraph (1)(b) , the main object of this Act includes allowing businesses to identify themselves reliably for the purposes of *taxation laws.

(Repealed by No 69 of 2020)

Multi-agency dealings


The objects of this Act also include allowing the *Registrar to register and maintain details about representatives of *businesses that are registered under this Act, for the purpose of facilitating electronic dealings by those businesses with *government entities.

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