How do I apply for a TFN?

Tax File Number

A TFN, tax file number is essential when lodging a tax return to the ATO. Based on your residency status, you can apply for a TFN.

Australian Citizen

If you are an Australian citizen, you will need to complete the paper form Tax file number – application or inquiry for individuals (NAT 1432).

Permanent Migrants

Permanents migrants and temporary visitors, including working holidaymakers, can apply for a TFN anytime after they enter Australia.

Nonresidents

Nonresidents can apply for a TFN by using (NAT 2628).

16 or Older

Note that Australian citizens aged 16 or older who live in the greater Melbourne region, Albury, or Wagga Wagga can apply for a TFN online by visiting TFN pilot.

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