• Apply for a TFN for your client

    You can apply for a tax file number (TFN) on behalf a company, trust, partnership or other organisation via Tax professionals services.

    You can't use the online application for super funds and first home saver accounts trusts.

    Individual/sole traders cannot apply for a TFN for business.

    You can apply for a TFN for most businesses or organisations at the same time as the ABN application.

    Have the following information ready to help you complete the online application. While you don't need to provide all of the information, it may help the application to be processed faster.

    • your tax agent number (TAN)
    • Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN) - if applicable
    • business and postal address details
    • authorised contact details – including their name, position and phone number
    • associates details – including their name, date of birth, position and TFN. If an associated individual chooses not to provide their TFN, they are required 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.

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    • Last modified: 10 May 2017QC 331