The ATO, TFNs and Australia Post
The ATO has announced that red tape affecting Tax File Number (TFN) applications has been removed thanks to a partnership between the ATO and Australia Post.
TFN applications are now simpler and easier, as they can now be applied for online at www.ato.gov.au/TFNapply and a printout of the application summary can then be verified at one of the 460-odd Australia Post retail outlets throughout the country.
Additional services also now available at Australia Post include updating a date of birth on a taxpayer’s ATO record and providing notification of a deceased person.
Parents and guardians can also apply for a TFN on behalf of their children.