The Australian Business Register (ABR) may now contact ABN holders to test the integrity of the register.

The ABR has planned to contact a random sample of ABN holders across all entity types to confirm their business information, discuss how they use the ABN, and check their understanding of how ABNs are used. This will allow the ABR to find out about people’s registration experience and thereby improve, as well as to allow them to confirm business’ entitlement to the ABN.

Simply put, the ABR is trying to understand and improve the experience for clients applying for, maintaining and cancelling an ABN, and will use the information to measure ABR data quality.

The ABR seeks to ensure the right people obtain an ABN, and that the Register can support business and government beyond initial registration.


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