• Tax file number declarations

    The answers your employees provide on their Tax file number declaration (NAT 3092) determine the amount you need to withhold from their payments. A Tax file number declaration applies to payments made after you receive the declaration. If you receive an updated declaration from an employee, it will override the previous one.

    If an employee does not give you a valid Tax file number declaration within 14 days of starting an employer/employee relationship, you must complete a Tax file number declaration with all available details and send it to us.

    When a TFN has not been provided

    You must withhold 49% from any payment you make to a resident employee and 47% from a foreign resident employee (ignoring any cents) if all of the following apply:

    • they have not quoted their tax file number (TFN )
    • they have not claimed an exemption from quoting their TFN
    • they have not advised you that they have applied for a TFN or made an enquiry with us.

    If an employee states at question 1 of the Tax file number declaration they have lodged a Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals (NAT 1432) with us, they have 28 days to give you their TFN.

    If the employee has not given you their TFN within 28 days, you must withhold 49% from any payment made to a resident employee and 47% from any payment made to a foreign resident employee (ignoring any cents) unless we tell you not to.

    Last modified: 15 Jun 2016QC 39427