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Change of details for individuals

Change of details for individuals privacy notice.

Last updated 4 February 2019

Privacy notice

We are authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to request tax file numbers (TFNs). We will use your TFN to identify you 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 to collect the information in this form by the:

  • Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
  • Tax Administration Act 1953
  • A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
  • Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999.

This information will be used to update your name, address and contact details for taxation purposes. If you don't provide the information, we may not be able to process your form. Where you have nominated a representative, we will also use this information to help us deal with your representative about your taxation affairs on your behalf.

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

  • Services Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Employment
  • Department of Social Services
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Law Enforcement Agencies.

We may also give this information to superannuation funds for the purpose of reuniting lost members with their superannuation accounts.

Where indicated on the form, some information may also 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.

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

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