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The Business details page is where you record things like your business name, ABN details (Australia) or IRD/GST Number (New Zealand), and business and postal addresses. Some of these details also appear on your quotes, invoices and statements.

You would have entered a lot of your business details when you first started using MYOB Essentials, but these can be changed at any time.


To enter or edit your business details

To enter or edit your business details

  1. In MYOB Essentials, click your business name and choose Business details.
    Settings menu with business details highlighted
    The Business details page appears.

    In the first section of the page
  2. Enter or edit your business’s Business nameTrading nameABN/ACN and ABN Branch (Australia) or IRD/GST number (New Zealand), Phone NumberFax NumberEmail address and Website URL.

    Mandatory fields

    The Business name field is mandatory. The ABN field (Australia only) is mandatory if you’re registered for GST.

  3. (Australia only) If your 50% or more of your business activity is in the building and construction industry, select the Taxable payments reporting option. Refer to the ATO website for more information.

    In the Street address section
  4. Enter or edit your business’s AddressSuburbStatePost code and Country.
  5. If your business’s postal address is not the same as your business address, select the Postal address is different option. The Postal address section will appear so you can enter your postal details.

    In the Financial year settings section
  6. Choose your Financial year period from the list. 

    Need to change your Opening balance date?

    Your Opening balance date is shown here. Your opening balances and opening balance date can be viewed and changed from the Accounts List page.

  7. If you've completed your month-end tasks and want to lock a period of transactions, select the Lock my data up to and including option and choose a date.

    In the Contact details section
  8. Enter or edit your First name and Last name. You can also set the Primary contact for your business.
  9. Click Save when finished.


How do I change my MYOB Essentials login email address?

How do I change my MYOB Essentials login email address?

  1. Sign in to my.MYOB with your current email address and password (Australia | New Zealand).
  2. Go to the My Account menu at the top of the screen and choose Change Login.
  3. Update your login.

Can't change your login via my.MYOB?

An MYOB Essentials administrator will need to create a new user and specify the new email address. An invitation will then be sent to the new email address. Once the new login has been set up, you can delete the old user login.

I've updated my address - why is my old address is still showing on invoices?

I've updated my address - why is my old address is still showing on invoices or statements?

When you set up your invoice and quote settings, you may have chosen to upload a full width header image to show at the top of your invoices. This image may include your old address. If so, create a new image with your current address and upload the new image.

Learn more about uploading a full width header image to your invoices.