Changing your business name ABN

When your business name's ABN changes you will need to complete a business name transfer.

This is a two-step process that involves:

  1. transferring the business name, and
  2. registering it using the new ABN.

Transferring the business name

To transfer the business name:

  • Go to ASIC Connect and log in to your account. If you don't have an account you'll need to create one.
  • Link your business name to your account with your ASIC key if you haven't already.
  • Select the Lodgements & Notifications tab at the top of the ASIC Connect page. Check your business email address. If this is incorrect or an email address has not been provided, you can update your business name address details.
  • Select the business name you are transferring.
  • In the transaction column, select Cancel/Transfer business name and select Go.
  • Select that 'I would like to transfer the business name' and select Next.
  • Review your transaction.
  • Complete your declarations.
  • Confirmation.

You will receive a transfer number via email within 24 hours. The transfer number is 13 characters long and in the format of number 1, hyphen and 11 digits, e.g.1-12345678910.

Once you have received the transfer number, you can register the business name to the new ABN.

Registering the business name with the new ABN

To register the business name with the new ABN:

  • Go to ASIC Connect and log in to your account.
  • Select the Licences and Registrations tab at the top of the ASIC Connect page.
  • Select you would like to register a business name from the drop-down box.
  • Read the information and tick the boxes. Select Get started.
  • Select the relevant ABN option, enter your ABN and select Next.
  • Enter the proposed business name exactly as it appears on our register. You can search the business name to find this.
  • Enter the transfer number in the format provided. The transfer number is 13 characters long and in the format of number 1, hyphen and 11 digits, e.g.1-12345678910. The transfer number is confirmed at the end of the transaction.
  • Select the registration period.
  • Enter the proposed business name holder details.
  • Enter the addresses of the proposed business name.
  • Confirm the eligibility to hold the proposed business name.
  • Review your application.
  • Complete your declarations.
  • Make your payment.
  • Confirmation.

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Last updated: 22/09/2016 09:56