All directors need to apply for their own director ID. A Director ID is a unique identifier that a director will apply for once. The Director ID will help prevent the use of false of fraudulent identities.
When do you need to apply?
DATE YOU BECAME A DIRECTOR
DATE YOU MUST APPLY
On or before 31 Oct 2021
Apply by 30 Nov 2022
Between 1 Nov 2021 and 4 Apr 2022
Within 28 days of appointment
From 5 Apr 2022
Apply for Director ID before appointment
How to apply
Make sure you have set up myGovID (this is different to the MyGov app)
What documents do I need for the Director ID application?
In additon to your myGovID, to apply online you will need to have some information the ATO knows about you when you apply for your Director’s ID. This information must relate to you, personally, rather than the company of which you are a director.
You will need
Your Tax File Number (TFN)
Your residential address as held by the ATO (we can check this for you)
Information from 2 documents to verify your identity
Some examples of the documents you can use include:
Bank account details
An ATO notice of assessment
Superannuation account details
Centrelink payment summary
PAYG payment summary (this is different to your income statement or your PAYF instalment activity statement).