Tax File Number

Tax File Number


If you are opening an Australian bank account or will be earning money in Australia, it is important that you get a Tax File Number (TFN) as soon as possible. You can apply for a TFN once you arrive in Australia with a valid visa. If you do not provide a TFN to your employer within 28 days of starting work in Australia, your employer is required to deduct income tax from your pay or salary at the maximum income tax rate, which is 46.5% (or 48.5% until 30 June 2017 as per current plan for the “Temporary Budget Repair levy”).

Apply for a TFN online at the Australian Taxation Office website.


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