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Privacy notice



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We are authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to ask for a tax file number (TFN). We will use the TFN to identify taxpayers in our records. It is not an offence not to provide a TFN. You can choose to provide an Australian business number (ABN) instead. However, if you do not provide either your TFN or an ABN a response to your request may be delayed.

We are also authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to ask for information on this form. We need this information to help us to administer the taxation and superannuation law. If the information is not provided a response to your request may be delayed.

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

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  •  Department of Education
  •  Department of Employment
  •  Department of Human Services
  •  Department of Social Services
  •  state and federal police
  •  the 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 you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with any privacy complaint.

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our privacy policy

Treaty partners

Australian Business Register (ABR)External Link

phone us on 13 28 66 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday for more about agencies receiving information from the ABR

phone us on 1300 661 542 for more information about our privacy policy, have questions about privacy or if you wish to report an instance where you suspect your privacy has been compromised

write to us at GPO box 9990 in your capital city.

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    Last modified: 02 Sep 2014QC 38912