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    Our client register holds over 36 million tax file number (TFN) registrations, including 27.2 million individual and 3.1 million company registrations. Superannuation funds, partnerships, trusts and government entities make up the remainder.

    During 2012–13, we received over 680,000 applications for TFNs. From February 2013, people were able to apply for a TFN at Australia Post outlets across 262 sites nationally, and currently more than 750 people on average are using this service each week.

    Registrations processed in 2012–13

    Registrations processed in 2012–13
    (a) Includes registrations for luxury car tax, wine equalisation tax and fuel tax credits.

    In addition to assisting people to correctly register, we also focus on maintaining a database that accurately reflects active TFN registrations.

    Of the 23.3 million updates to taxpayer records made in 2012–13, most were due to changes in personal circumstances such as changing address or marital status, or working visa holders entering or exiting our system.

    Last modified: 07 Oct 2014QC 42687