Tax File Number Australia
Available for Australian residents and foreign passport
holders, permanent migrants and temporary visitors
Obtain your TFN in 3 easy steps
1. Apply online
The TFN application process begins when you complete our application form online. It takes less than a minute. The TFN online form contains helpful tips to understand the information required.
After submission, your application will be examined by a specialist tax advisor. If the information provided meets official requirements, you can expect to receive your tax number within fourteen business days.
Once your registration for your tax file number has been approved, we will send you a confirmation email with all necessary details. This will give you free access to your TFN from anywhere in Australia.
Tax FIle Number registration
The Australian Tax Number is the personal reference number in the Tax System and Supersystem. This number can also be an important part of your own taxes and records as well as your own identity. Therefore, keep it in a safe place.
Your TFN is yours for life. You retain the exact number even if you change your name, job, state or foreign country. It usually takes around 15 business days to register your tax file number. However, additional confirmation of certain details of the request may result in a delay of several business days. In the unlikely event that your application is delayed, you can rest assured that our agents will provide you with all information at all times.
You do not need it at all, but without TFN you will pay more tax. In addition, you cannot claim government benefits, pay your income tax return electronically or obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN).
TFN applicants must meet several conditions. They are therefore divided into three categories:
- Holders of foreign passports, permanent migrants or temporary visitors. You can apply for TFN if you are already in Australia. You have a visa of the following types: a permanent visa for migrants, a labour law with a visa, a foreign student visa, a visa that allows the holder to stay in Australia indefinitely.
- People living outside Australia. You do not need a Tax File Number if you only receive interest rates or Australian reference fees if you are not resident in Australia for tax reasons. Withholding tax from non-residents is deducted before these bonds are deducted. The total amount deducted will vary depending on your country of residence for tax purposes.
- Australians. Registration as a TFN is required if you receive income from Australian sources in addition to interest, dividends or mandatory royalties. Even if you have a spouse who is an Australian citizen and applies for family tax. The same applies to residents who need to file an Australian tax return or apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN).