Apply for an individual Tax File Number

You can apply in this website (here) for a TFN (Individual Tax File Number).

It is not mandatory to have a TFN, but it will help you with:

  • File a tax return
  • Start or change jobs
  • Limit the amount of tax you pay on interest or dividends from savings or investment accounts.

If you operate a business as a retailer or sole trader, you can use your individual TFN. For other types of business structures, you must request a trade tax registration number.

You can request a TFN:

  • at Participating Australian Postal Sales Points.
  • in an ATO business.
  • online.
  • by email.

To complete your application, you may need to do the following:

  • Provide identity verification documents and
  • interview sb.

Visit the Australian Treasury website for more information on how to apply for a TFN as an Australian resident, a person living outside Australia, a foreign passport holder, a permanent migrant or a visa holder.

Apply for a business Tax File Number (TFN)

Registered tax agents can automatically issues your partnership, business or trust to a TFN company when you apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN).

You can register an ABN and a commercial TFN via an online form on the professional agents website like this one. The form will also:

  • Tell you what information you need to complete your registration.
  • Allow you to save your progress and come back later.
  • Provide more useful information about ABNs and TFNs.
  • You can create other business documents that you may need.