29 Aug 11 How a registered agent number is recorded when using the ABR
The ATO has clarified how a registered agent number (RAN) is recorded when using the Australian Business Register (ABR).
If an agent applies for an Australian business number (ABN), their RAN will only be recorded against their client's activity statement role.
If a tax agent applies for a business tax file number (TFN), or a TFN and an ABN at the same time, their RAN will be recorded against their client's income tax and activity statement roles.
For more information, refer to FAQs for tax agents