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1. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

I'll be arriving in Australia 2 June 2006 on a WHV. I'm not sure if I'm just not looking in the right places but I cannot seem to find out where and how I can get a tax file number! If any of you would be willing to point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it :D

Cheers!
Ahleeseeah

2. Posted by drafter (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Please check http://www.ato.gov.auregarding this.
Cheers!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Search in google and go onto the government website-i cant remember, i just searched. Then you can apply online, its as easy as. It takes about 4-8 weeks to get it through though, it does say when you apply for it.

Its no hassle at all.

4. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

I looked on that website (thanks for your response, guys) and from what I can tell, I have to be in Australia in order to apply for the tax file number. This might seem like a totally stupid question, but is this true? lil j mentioned that it can take 4-8 weeks to get the number -- does that mean I can't work for the 4-8 weeks until I've actually gotten the number?

Again, any response is greatly appreciated!

Cheers!

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

I'm not sure if you have to be in Oz or not. Check the website below.

Yes you can work but you will pay nearly half of what you earn to tax if you haven't got your TFN.

This is the website that you apply through and you need to go to "for individuals" --->

http://www.ato.gov.au/