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Section A: Fund information

Last updated 12 February 2019

This section deals with general superannuation entity identification and the current status of the fund.

1. Tax file number (TFN)

Write the TFN of the fund in the boxes provided on page 1 of the tax return, and in the boxes at the top of page 3.

We are authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to request the fund's TFN. We use the TFN to identify the fund in our records. It is not an offence not to provide a TFN. However, if you do not provide a TFN, there may be a delay in processing the fund's tax return.

2. Name of superannuation fund or trust

Print the name of the fund exactly as it appears on the fund’s trust deed or other constituent document.

For subsequent tax returns, the fund name should be consistent from year to year unless the name changes.

If the name of the fund is legally changed, you must advise us of the change by either updating the details at Link or completing a Change of details for superannuation entities (NAT 3036) at the time the change is made.

3. Australian business number (ABN)

Write the ABN of the fund in the boxes provided. If the fund does not have an ABN, leave this blank.

We strongly encourage funds without ABNs to apply for one at Link.

The ABN is a unique business identifier used in all dealings with the Australian Government. It is also available to state, territory and local government regulatory bodies. Identification for tax law purposes is only one of the uses of the ABN.

For more information about privacy, the information we collect and how it may be used, see our Privacy statementExternal Link.