Do you currently use AUSkey to login to the ATO Business Portal?
If you currently use the Business Portal you may already know that the way you access ATO online services is changing. AUSkey is being replaced because it hasn’t kept up with modern technology.
AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections are being replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) at the end of March 2020. Together, these provide a flexible, easy and secure way to access government online services. This includes Manage ABN Connections, meaning if you're accessing the Business Portal using your myGov details you'll also be impacted by the change.
myGovID - the Australian Government's digital identity provider and a new way to prove your identity online. Establish your identity once and use your myGovID to access government services online.
Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) - a new Australian Government authorisation service that allows you to link your myGovID to your ABN and manage who can act on behalf of your business online.
What you need to do
You’ll need to download the myGovID app to a compatible smart device and set up your digital identity using two of your identity documents such as drivers licence, Medicare card or passport. Then using RAM; link your ABN to your myGovID so you can work on behalf of your business online. All users who access government online services on behalf of your entity will need a myGovID. The ATO has a helpful video explaining how to get started.
Depending on your device, the myGovID app is available from the official app stores: App Store or Google Play
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