Public Officer FAQs

What does the Public Officer do?

The Public Officer of a Company is the person who the ATO normally deal with in relation to the entity's tax affairs, for example, record keeping and submitting company returns.

For more information you can refer to Primary contact and authorised contacts.

Who is the Public Officer?

When establishing a Standard Company on NowInfinity, on the first Officer page, the question "Is this Director a Public Officer?" is asked. If "No", you will need to provide the name, address and date of birth of the Public Officer. The date of birth will not appear in any of the documents, however is there to confirm the Public Officer is over the age of 18.

What if the company was not created on NowInfinity?

If the company was not created via NowInfinity and you do not know who the Public Officer is, you can contact the ATO directly to retrieve this information.

How do we change the Public Officer?

If you wish to appoint a new Public Officer, you must do so through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). You can refer the ATO website for more information on how to Update your details.


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