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Refusal of an application means that the applicant will not be registered in the Australian Business Register and an Australian business number (ABN) cannot be issued.
An application can be refused under certain circumstances:
When applying for an ABN it is important that the
information you provide is true and correct.
Making a false or misleading statement to the Australian
Business Register (ABR) may result in a penalty.
However, if you
made a mistake and we consider that you took reasonable care, a penalty will
not apply. The penalty may also be reduced to nil if a
voluntary disclosure is made about the statement before being contacted by the
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