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  • Writer's pictureEkene Uchenu

How To Open A Tax File Number

Apply for a TFN


How to apply for a TFN either online or by paper depending on your circumstances and residency status. It is free to apply.


Australian citizens with an Australian passport – TFN applicationHow Australian citizens apply for a TFN with myGovID, if you're 15 years old or older and have a passport (beta testing).


Australian residents – TFN applicationHow Australian residents for tax purposes of all ages apply for a TFN, if you don't have an Australian passport.



Foreign passport holders, permanent migrants and temporary visitors – TFN applicationHow visitors living in Australia with a valid foreign passport or travel document (visa) apply for a TFN.


People living outside Australia – TFN applicationHow non-residents with Australian-sourced income apply for a TFN to claim a refund of tax withheld.


Norfolk Island residents – TFN applicationHow Norfolk Island residents of all ages apply for a TFN depending on your circumstances.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – TFN applicationHow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply for a TFN if you don't have enough identity documents.



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