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Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific TAX FILE NUMBER

1. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

the australian government website wont show me how much the tax file number would be to get. do you ever have to pay for it?

hannah xxx

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 5y

No, it's free. (Btw, note that as a non-resident, you actually have to be in Australia before you can apply for one.)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2011, at 14:06 by Sander ]

3. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 5y

Like Sander said it's free - visit to apply and they'll send you your TFN by post (so you need an address in Australia before you can apply)

4. Posted by Kazarina (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Apply asap if you're going to need it, cos it will take some time to arrive

5. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 5y

If your TFN arrives by post, how do you go about this if you're going to be travelling around and don't know exactly what hostel/city you'll be in when it's likely to get posted to you?

Approx how long does it take?

6. Posted by Jessica_12 (Inactive 9 posts) 5y

I don't know if I am in the right thread or not for my question. But anyways, how do you do your income taxes for the year that I will be working in Australia? Will I need to pick up forms while there before travelling back home to Canada?

7. Posted by Kazarina (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

The ATO website says you will get it within 28 days. Mine took something like that to arrive.