• Apply for a TFN for business

    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.

    Deceased estates

    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'.

    Apply online

    Provide the following to help your application get processed faster:

    • tax agent registration number (TAN) – if you use one
    • Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN) – if applicable
    • business and postal address details
    • authorised contact details
    • associates 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 details – including the type of activities and the date the TFN is required.

    Check the ABR Dashboard for current information about ABR performance.

    Apply for a TFN
    • Last modified: 13 Apr 2018QC 327