Manage your SMSF with MyGov

By March 21, 2022 Blogs

How to setup a MyGov for your SMSF

Step 1 – Log in to your myGov account using your personal user name and password.   ‘Create an account’ if you have not already done so.

Step 2 – Link the ATO, and then go to, Manage ABN Connections. This can be done by selecting ‘Link your first service’ from the home screen, and following the prompts.

Alternatively, there will be prompts to set this up before connecting an ABN.

To link the ABN, select ‘Account Settings’ located at the top of the myGov screen.

Step 3 – Under the ‘General Settings’, select ‘Manage ABN Connections’.

Step 4 – There will be a prompt to link the myGov account to the ATO. You will get a confirmation code sent to your mobile phone or email address, to confirm this change.

Step 5 – Once these have been linked to one of the required member services and the mobile security codes are turned on, select ‘Connect a ABN’.

Step 6 – There will be a redirection to the ‘Connect an ABN’ page. Here selection can be made ‘using your personal details’ option and click on ‘start connection process’.

To use the personal details, the person must be identified as an eligible associate for the ABN on the Australian Business Register, or authorised to act on behalf of a business. 

Step 7 – Enter the ABN of the business and/or the person acting on behalf of the SMSF, by adding the Tax File Number to continue.

Read the declaration carefully and then select: ‘Declare and Submit’.

The ABN is now connected and the myGov credential can be used to access your SMSF to manage

a) Change of details – address, add or remove members, ESA details, bank details,  wind up fund

b) Electronic notices ( this will stop postal, mail notices)

c) Payg Instalments

d) Pay ATO tax bills

for any issues setting up your MyGov Account please contact MyGov

Call the myGov helpdesk on 13 23 07, select Option 1

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