The Australian Tax Office should be notified when changing names. You can update your name by sending in a form, online via MyGov or over the phone.
Change names with the ATO by mail or in person
Return the ‘ATO Change of Details for Individuals’ form with a certified copy of your official marriage or legal name change certificate. The form is included in your Easy Name Change kit or you can download it from the ATO website.
You may instead visit any ATO shopfront with your original certificate and photo ID to have your name changed on the spot.
Change names via myGov
You need to have ATO linked to your myGov profile. Log into myGov, then select ATO. From the top menu bar, select ‘My profile’, then ‘personal details’. Click the link for ‘update name and title’. You can revert to a name previously registered with the ATO with no proof required. Otherwise, select to update to a new name. You’ll need to provide information from your Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate. This includes the certificate or registration number, the date of the event and names as listed on the certificate.
Change names with the ATO over the phone
Change names over the phone by calling 13 28 65 during business hours. You will be asked to provide information to verify your identity, so before calling ensure you have the following information at hand:
- Australian full birth certificate (not an extract).
- Australian marriage certificate, issued by BDM.
- Australian change of name certificate.
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