• Applying for an ABN and a TFN at the same time

    When applying online for an Australian business number (ABN) on behalf of a non-individual entity you can apply for a business tax file number (TFN) at the same time.

    If during the ABN application you answer:

    • No to - does the applicant have a tax file number? and
    • Yes to - does the applicant wish to apply for a tax file number?

    The system will register the entity with a business TFN as part of processing the ABN application.


    You do not need to register for a TFN as a separate process

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    Successful applicants will receive written notification of their ABN and TFN.

    • Last modified: 05 Jan 2015QC 888