While the deadline to apply for your director ID is 30 November 2022, if you apply by 14 December 2022 the ATO will not take further action in relation to your late application.
The Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a 15 digit unique identifier that will help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities with the new registry services of the ABRS. This will make it easier to trace director relationships across companies and help identify and eliminate involvement in illegal activity such as illegal phoenix activity.
Individuals who are currently a director or will be acting as a director in the future must apply for a Director ID based on the
transitional arrangements specified in the table below:
It is a criminal offence if directors do not apply on time. The maximum penalties for individuals who fail to apply for a director ID by
the deadline is $13,200. See table below for details:
To find out more about the Director Identification Number and how to apply, visit the Australian
Business Registry Services website.