ATO Business Registrations (BR)

This page contains information and artefacts for Software Developers who are interested in developing  services to enable a business or their registered intermediary to register for an Australian Business Number (ABN), AUSkey and tax roles including Goods and services tax (GST), Pay as you go withholding (PAYG withholding), Fuel tax credit (FTC), Luxury car tax (LCT), Wine equalisation tax (WET) and Fringe benefits tax (FBT).

A product lifecycle for these services is being developed and will be available for consultation in mid-2017. It is expected that an update to the services will be deployed this calendar year.

Discussions are underway to deliver maintenance services as part of broader changes for the ABR. We anticipate an update will be provided in the coming months.

The web services developed are:

Other Government Business Registrations

Third party software developers can also build services to directly connect with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registers. Web and mobile services can be developed for a range of ASIC registry interactions including company and business name registration.

Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) and supporting documentation is available at www.asic.gov.au/api

ATO Business Registration Business Implementation Guide (BIG)

The business implementation guide provides context on how ATO Business Registration services may be consumed.

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO Bus Reg 2016 Business Implementation Guide.docx 2.2 Final 2.9MB 3 August 2017

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ABN Business Number Registration

This service will process an ABN application (includes request for Non-individual TFN, ABN or both) and optionally a tax role(s) registration and/or AUSkey application (Administrator AUSkey only) for the same entity.

ABNREG.0003 (2018)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREG.0003 2018 Package v1.1 Contents.docx 1.1 Final 227KB 18 October 2018
ATO ABNREG.0003 2018 Package v1.1.zip 1.1 Final 1.29MB 18 October 2018

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ABN Registration GET ABN Detail

This service will retrieve the details for a client's existing business registration(s). The service MUST only be used for the purpose of registering a business with the ATO and ABR. This is an optional service.

ABNREGDTL.0001 (2016)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREGDTL.0001 2016 Package v2.1 Contents.docx 2.1 Final 229KB 18 October 2018
ATO ABNREGDTL.0001 2016 Package v2.1.zip 2.1 Final 211KB 18 October 2018

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ABN Registration GET ABN Questionaire

This service will return the full set of ABN entitlement questions, the order of these questions, the possible answers for each and the entitlement outcome  that are applicable for the required entity/party combination. The applicant answers for each question relevant to them and the resulting entitlement outcome are required as input into the 'Submit Business Registration Application' service when applying for an ABN.

ABNREGENT.0001 (2016)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREGENT.0001 2016 Package v2.1 Contents.docx 2.1 Final 226KB 18 October 2018
ATO ABNREGENT.0001 2016 Package v2.1.zip 2.1 Final 454KB 18 October 2018

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ABN Registration Help Service

This service can be used to retrieve specific help context information. It is an optional service.

ABNREGHLP.0001 (2016)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREGHLP.0001 2016 Package v2.1 Contents.docx 2.1 Final 227KB 18 October 2018
ATO ABNREGHLP.0001 2016 Package v2.1.zip 2.1 Final 369KB 18 October 2018

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ABN Registration status

This service can be used to check the status of a business registration application that was lodged but may not have been successfully completed. It is an optional service.

ABNREGSTS.0002 (2017)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREGSTS.0002 2017 Package v2.0 Contents.docx 2.0 Final 216KB 16 November 2017
ATO ABNREGSTS.0002 2017 Package v2.0.zip 2.0 Final 419KB 16 November 2017

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ABN Registration Tax Add Role

This service can be used to register for one or more tax roles, such as GST, PAYG withholding, FTC, LCT, WET and FBT.  It is an optional service.

ABNREGTAXADD.0003 (2018)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO ABNREGTAXADD.0003 2018 Package v1.0 Contents.docx 1.0 Final 223KB 31 May 2018
ATO ABNREGTAXADD.0003 2018 Package v1.0.zip 1.0 Final 890KB 31 May 2018

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ABN Registration AUSkey

This service can be used to request an administrator AUSkey for an eligible individual of an entity with an ABN.

AUSKEY.0001 (2016)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO AUSKEY.0001 2016 Package v2.1 Contents.docx 2.1 Final 221KB 14 December 2017
ATO AUSKEY.0001 2016 Package v2.1.zip 2.1 Final 818KB 14 December 2017

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Last updated: 
25 October 2018
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