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Have you missed the deadline to apply for a director identification number (director ID)?


If so, you can still apply!


The ATO says it will take a reasonable approach with directors who try to do the right thing. Importantly, directors who need additional time to apply (beyond 14 December 2022), can request an extension of time by completing an Application for an extension of time to apply for a director ID


To recap, a director ID is a unique 15‑digit identifier that a company director applies for once and keeps forever. By allowing regulators to trace directors’ relationships with companies over time, director IDs will help prevent illegal activity and level the playing field for businesses. Director IDs are administered by the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) and managed by the ATO.


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