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To provide the procedure for applying for an Australian business number (ABN).
You will receive notification of your ABN immediately upon the completion of a successful registration.If further checks are required before the registration can be finalised, you will be given an Application Reference Number and an Australian Taxation Office staff member may contact you to confirm details of the application.
After completing the ABN application, you will be taken to the 'Additional registration' page where you will be able to select other registrations.
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
The electronic version of this document is the only authorised version.
Last updated: 18/12/2012
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