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  • HECS-HELP benefit application

    Deferring your compulsory HELP, HECS, Financial Supplement or Trade Support Loan repayment application

    Privacy notice

    We are authorised by:

    • the Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    • the Higher Education Support Act 2003
    • the Student Assistance Act 1973
    • the Social Security Act 1991
    • the Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    • the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936)
    • the Tax Administration Act 1953 (TAA 1953)
    • the Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997)

    to request the information and documents detailed in our application forms or letters we send you.

    We need this information to help us administer taxation laws, which will allow us to make a fair and just decision relating to your HECS-HELP benefit or deferment assessment.

    Where authorised by law, we may give this information to other government departments and agencies, including:

    • Department of Education and Training
    • Department of Employment
    • Department of Human Services
    • Department of Social Services
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs
    • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Reserve Bank of Australia.

    We also provide taxpayer information to treaty partners overseas under international tax agreements.

    If you have an Australian Business Number, some information on this form may be collected under the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number Act) 1999 and will be used to update your details on the Australian Business Register (ABR). Where authorised by law, selected information may be made publicly available and some may be passed to a wide range of government agencies, including Commonwealth, state and local government agencies.

    Our privacy policy contains important information about your privacy, including information about how you can access and seek correction of information we hold about you, how to make a complaint if you think we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with any privacy complaints.

    For more information about privacy or if you believe your privacy has been compromised:

    • Phone our Privacy Hotline on 1300 661 542
    • write to us at the address below.

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    [insert the name and postcode of your capital city]

    For example;

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990
    SYDNEY NSW 2001

    See also:

      Last modified: 05 Feb 2019QC 43233