• Apply for a TFN for business

    Companies, trusts, partnerships, deceased estates and many other organisations can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online. Most businesses or organisations can apply for a TFN while completing their ABN application.

    Apply for a TFN

    Depending on your circumstances, provide the following information to help your application get processed faster:

    • tax agent registration number
    • Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
    • business locations
    • authorised contacts
    • associate's details – including name, date of birth and TFN. If an associated individual chooses not to provide their TFN, you will be asked to provide their residential address
    • business activity.

    Who can't apply online

    If you are a super fund or a first home saver accounts trust, you cannot apply online.

    Individuals/sole traders cannot apply for a TFN for business. However they can apply for an individual TFN with the ATO.

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    • Last modified: 04 Apr 2019QC 327