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Newsletter 32

6 Dec 2021

Director Identification Number now required

From 1 November 2021 company directors must obtain a Director Identification Number (DIN) from Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS). Directors can only have one DIN, even if you are directors of multiple companies. This requirement applies to Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF). Therefore, if you have a corporate (company) trustee of your SMSF, and you are a director of that company, then you must apply for a DIN. 

Directors must apply for their DIN within the following timeframes:

  1. On or before 31 October 2021: you have until 30 November 2022 to apply for a DIN.

  2. Between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022: you have 28 days from the date of appointment to apply for a DIN.

  3. From 5 April 2022: you must apply for a DIN prior to the appointment.

You can apply for a DIN with ABRS here.

It is an offence for a person not to apply for a DIN within the applicable timeframe. Please action at your earliest convenience.

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