Why is my ABN under review?
The ATO will manually review your application if the details you submitted don’t match what the ATO has on file. This can be anything from a recent change of address to changing from a maiden to married name.
The ATO have a service standard of 28 days for ABN approvals, however we find that in most cases it only takes a week or two. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with your ABN number.
Can I start trading?
The good news is that you can still start trading. Your ABN can be backdated to the activation date requested in your application. This means you will be able to invoice for work you’ve completed after your ABN activation date.