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The Australian Business Register Program

Government recognises that the reporting burden on business is significant. The Australian Business Register (ABR) Program is responsible for digital or online technology that will streamline government reporting and reduce the cost of compliance for business.

The ABR Program combines three services that can be used individually or collectively to provide a complete digital solution:

1. a national identifier for businesses (Australian business number)

2. a single and secure log in (AUSkey)

3. standard reporting technology (Standard Business Reporting)

Standard Business Reporting (SBR)

SBR is an Australian Government initiative to reduce the reporting burden on business.

SBR works with other government agencies; including the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Treasury, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the eight State and Territory Revenue offices (SROs).

SBR Governance is provided through the Australian Business Register (ABR) Board and SBR Steering Group.

ico-information To find out more about the ABR Program you can read the 2016-17 Performance Report of the Australian Business Register in the ATO annual report.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2018
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