The eCompanies company ABN registration service is unique in that it is available 24x7.
If you choose for eCompanies to register your company ABN as part of your application then your ABN will generally be issued on the spot within 15 minutes of the company being registered. This is assuming that:
However a small percentage (5%) of orders get flagged by the ATO for further checks which can take up to 28 days to perform. Common reasons for an application being held for further checks include, but are not limited to:
In the event that an application is held for further checks then eCompanies will liaise with the ATO to attempt to have ABN issued early.
GST and PAYG registration
While GST and PAYG are applied for at the same time as the ABN application they are processed separately by the ATO. Usually this means that GST will be applied on the ABR public lookup within 48 hours of the ABN showing up. However the ATO occasionally has 'data synching' issues affecting new ABNs which can result in longer delays. If your GST registration still isn't showing after several days eCompanies will complain on your behalf to have the issue fixed.
Please note the information here is a guide, eCompanies cannot guarantee delivery of an ABN within a certain timeframe.
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