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australian tax file number?

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1. Posted by gabbott2012 (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

Hey guys just wondering if i can apply for this whist i am still in the UK? or do i have to wait till i get to oz to apply for it??..

thanks

paul :):):)

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 4y

Wait until you're in Australia, and you can apply for the TFN online.

3. Posted by gabbott2012 (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

even tho i have a Australian address, im stopping with a friend for a few weeks so thought i could get the tax code sent there?

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 4y

The ATO says that you should receive your TFN within 28 days after applying - so it could be anything from 3 days to a month.

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 4y

Unless they've gotten significantly slower in recent years, which I doubt, mostly it should be there in a little over a week.