TFN Application / Enquiry - Company - Australian Government

Description

You will need to register for a tax file number (TFN) if you intend to operate a company in Australia and pay wages to staff. Any company that operates within Australia is required to pay some of their income to the Australian Government in the form of tax. A TFN is a unique number issued by the Australian Government for all entities with a potential income tax role. Its primary purpose is to identify you for tax purposes in all dealings with the Australian Government.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to provide proof of identity documentation.

Duration

Ongoing

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required. Fees for 2021-22

Forms

Regulation(s) name

Income Tax Assessment (1997 Act) Regulations 2021 Australian Government

Additional information

Where applicable the following may be needed:

  • a tax agent registration number
  • an Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
  • the business location
  • authorised contacts
  • associate details
  • the business activity.

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Business Enquiries and General Correspondence

Australian Taxation Office

Operating address: PO BOX 3373
Penrith, New South Wales 2750
Other: 13 92 26
Website: Australian Business Register (Opens in new window)