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Privacy notice – Tax file number application or enquiry for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people

TFN - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander application privacy notice.

Last updated 4 February 2019

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 is 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – TFN application. We need it to provide you with a TFN. If you don't provide the information, we may not be able to process your application.

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

  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Employment
  • Department of Social Services
  • 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

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