Client Alert

As of 1 April 2020, you will no longer be able to use AUSkey to access the ATO’s Business Portas

If your business is currently utilising the ATO’s Business Portal, you will need to change the way in which you access this portal.

Previously, AUSkey has been used to enable access to the ATO’s Business Portal, however, as of 1 April 2020 AUSkey will be replaced by myGovID.

myGovID is a two-factor authentication and sign-in process to access government services including the ATO Business Portal, which requires the use of the myGovID App. You will need to download the App on your smart device.

Please note, myGovID is NOT your existing myGov login, which is used to access Medicare, Centrelink and other various personal tax affairs.

To learn more about this change from AUSkey to myGovID, click here.

How to set up myGovID

1. Download the myGovID app

Download myGovID on the App Store
Download myGovID on Google Play

2. Enter your details

Open the myGovID app and enter your full name, date of birth and email address

3. Add your identity documents

You will need to add the details of two of the following identity documents

  • driver’s license or learner’s permit
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • Medicare card

For more information on how to set up your myGovID click here.

Linking your myGovID to your ABN using RAM

The process involved depends on your business and your role. Please click here for detailed instructions.

Before you can use your myGovID, you must link your myGovID to your Australian Business Number (ABN) in Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM), which will be replacing Manage ABN Connections from 1 April 2020. RAM is a new authorisation service, linking your ABN to your myGovID and enables you to manage business relationships and authorisations across government online services.

To link your ABN to your myGovID in RAM, you must be the principal authority (director) of the operating entity. Once linked in RAM, you can authorise employees and others to act on behalf of your business. To find out more information about RAM and how to enable your business’ access to the ATO Business Portal click here.

After linking RAM you will be able to access other select government services using your myGovID. To view the entire list of participating government services, please click here.

For more information regarding this change, click here to access a help guide or contact our office if you require further assistance.


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