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ABN backdate

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Dear Ato,
I hope that you are all healthy and doing well. Last Friday, I tried to call ATO to backdate my existing ABN. The reason I needed to backdate it is because I was doing a secondary job earlier however I was unable to get some assist. I’m not upset or anything cos I do know that during this time, there might be some major delays and unforeseen circumstances. Could you kindly please enlighten me on how do I backdate it? or do I need to cancel the existing ABN and then register a fresh new ABN.

Thank you very much for reading my lengthy message and apologies if it took much of your time. Take care.

Kind regards,
Kevin
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Hi @Kevin1 

 

You dont need to cancel, you can backdate your existing ABN to accurately reflect when you commenced trading a business. Have you set up your mygov account? Check here first https://www.abr.gov.au/business-super-funds-charities/updating-or-cancelling-your-abn/update-your-ab... , if you can't see an option to backdate you'll need to call them and get them to do it over the phone for you. https://www.ato.gov.au/about-ato/contact-us/phone-us/

 

Best time to call when they are busy seems to be first thing in the morning or later in the evening

 

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Hi @Kevin1 

 

You dont need to cancel, you can backdate your existing ABN to accurately reflect when you commenced trading a business. Have you set up your mygov account? Check here first https://www.abr.gov.au/business-super-funds-charities/updating-or-cancelling-your-abn/update-your-ab... , if you can't see an option to backdate you'll need to call them and get them to do it over the phone for you. https://www.ato.gov.au/about-ato/contact-us/phone-us/

 

Best time to call when they are busy seems to be first thing in the morning or later in the evening

 

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Thank you so much for your kind reply. Truly appreciate it. Have a lovely day ahead Smiley Happy