• Further information

    This screen is the start page for the ‘Further information’ online form. You can only use this form to submit information relating to a private ruling application or objection you previously lodged. The previous private ruling application or objection need not have been submitted through the portal. The information can be information we have requested or information you identified a need to submit.

    This screen asks you to identify your previous private ruling application or objection.

    On this screen:

    • select the type of reference/receipt number from the drop down list
    • enter the number
    • select the Next button.


    If you have a reference number and a portal receipt number, use the portal receipt number.

    The ‘Further information – applicant details’ screen will be displayed.

    Identifying the correct number


    If your private ruling or objection was lodged via:  

    you should enter: 

    the portal

    the portal receipt number for the original application or any later related further information submissions. You can find this receipt number either by

    • going to your portal ‘Mail – sent’ box, opening the previous message and selecting the Provision of further information button. The ‘Further information online’ start page will open with the correct receipt number entered for you
    • locating it beside ‘Receipt number’ on any of the following documents
      • a copy of the original submission you printed from a portal screen or saved to your computer
      • our acknowledgement letter for the original private ruling or objection (located at the top right of the letter)
      • our letter you received asking for the further information (located at the top right of the letter).


    Letters you receive about applications lodged through the portal will contain both an ‘Our reference’ number and a ‘Receipt’ number located at the top right. The receipt number is preferred.

    post, facsimile, hand delivery or an electronic means that was not the portal (for example email)

    the last seven digits of our ‘Our reference’ number located at the top right of:

    • the letter requesting the further information
    • any other letter you received about the private ruling or objection.
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