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If you are an Australian resident for tax purposes and able to attend an interview at a participating Australia Post retail outlet, you can apply for a TFN on the web. Visit the Australia Post office locatorExternal Link to find a participating retail outlet near you where you can present your identity documents.
Otherwise, you will need to complete a paper Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals (NAT 1432) form. You can get a copy of this form:
The form must be accompanied by original documents which prove your identity.
Your TFN will not be processed without the necessary documents. A full list of acceptable documents is provided in the instructions to the form.
If you cannot find your TFN or are not sure you have a TFN, check all your correspondence from us, contact your registered tax agent or phone us on 13 28 61 between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
A sample of the Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals (NAT 1432, PDF 176KB) is available for your reference. Do not print and submit this sample form. You must order and complete the paper copy we provide.
Permanent migrants or temporary visitors to Australia can apply for a TFN online at any time after entering Australia. This option is available if you are:
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For detailed information about Australian residency, visit International tax essentials.
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