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What if my ABN application is refused?

Where an ABN application is refused, we’re not provided with much information to go on, but will try to work through it with you where we can. If we’re unable to resolve the issue in consultation with you (double checking DOB, spelling etc. of the associates) we will provide you with the reference numbers and refusal information to follow up with the ATO (as is the usual process when applying directly on ABR).

You'll also receive a letter from the Australian Business Register within 14 days confirming that your application has been refused, the reasons for the refusal and the options available to you, which include your review rights.