A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999


Division 5 - Your obligations if you are registered  



The *Registrar may request an *entity to give the Registrar information in accordance with the following table. The entity must comply with the request.

Entities that can be requested to give information
Item These entities ... can be requested to give this information ...
1 * You, if you are registered in the * Australian Business Register information that is relevant to:
(a) your entitlement to be registered; or
(b) confirming your identity; or
(c) the details entered in relation to you in the Register
2 * Your * associate (if any) entered in the * Australian Business Register in relation to you information relevant to confirming the associate's identity
3 Either:
(a) *your representative (if any) registered in the *Australian Business Register in relation to you; or
(b) you
information relevant to:
(a) confirming the representative's identity; or
(b) the details entered in relation to the representative in the Register


This Act is a taxation law for the purposes of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 . If an entity fails to comply with this subsection, the entity commits an offence against section 8C of that Act.

A request under subsection (1) to an *entity:

(a)  is to be made by notice in writing to the entity; and

(b)  may ask the entity to give the information in writing; and

(c)  must specify:

(i) the information the entity is to give; and

(ii) the period within which the entity is to give the information.

The period specified under subparagraph (c)(ii) must end at least 14 days after the notice is given.


Section 12 deals with giving notice to an entity registered under section 11 .

If the request asks the *entity to give the information in writing, the information:

(a)  must be lodged with the *Registrar; and

(b)  must be in the *approved form.


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