Clients who currently use an Auskey to access the business portal will need to setup a new myGovID before 1 April 2020.
myGovID is the Australian Government’s digital identity provider which aims to transform the way Australians interact with Government. It’s like the 100 point ID check but on your smart device. This will make it faster and easier to prove who you are when accessing government online services.
You can download the myGovID app from the App Store or Google Play. The app is compatible with most smart devices using:
- iOS 10 or later
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later
You can then use your myGovID to unlock selected government online services, such as the Business Portal. Future enhancements to myGovID will mean that people will be able to apply for a tax file number (TFN) entirely online.
Your myGovID is unique to you and can be used for both your personal and business matters. myGovID puts you in control of your personal information.
Using the security features in your smart device, such as fingerprint or face ID, myGovID helps protect your identity and stop fraud.
Also available is a new authorisation service, called Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). You can link your Australian business number (ABN) to your myGovID using RAM and manage relationships and authorisations across government online services. This means that RAM lets you manage who can act on behalf of your business online.