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  • Privacy notice – TFN – application for a deceased estate

    We are authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to request tax file numbers (TFNs). We will use the TFN to identify the deceased person and the trustee or executor in our records. It's not an offence not to provide your TFN but if you don't there may be a delay processing this form.

    We are also authorised by the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to collect the information requested on the TFN application for a deceased estate. We need it to provide a TFN to the deceased estate. If you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application. for a deceased estate.

    We collect some personal information about you because you are the person authorised to sign the form. That information will allow us to contact you if we need further information.

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

    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Law Enforcement Agencies
    • Services Australia

    We may check the proof of identity information you supply with the agencies that issued them.

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

    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

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      Last modified: 05 Feb 2019QC 39270