Companies, trusts, partnerships and many other organisations can apply for a tax file number (TFN) 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 Australian Taxation OfficeExternal Link.
Most businesses or organisations can apply for a TFN at the same time as their ABN application.
If you are applying for a TFN on behalf a deceased estate, you can apply for a TFN using the link below. Follow the prompts to select the organisation type 'Deceased estate'.
Provide the following to help your application get processed faster:
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