Suitable for: Anyone who is looking for their TFN and wanting to get started on their income tax return
Tax Difficulty: Beginner
Airtax Experience: Anyone
Time to read: 1-2 minutes
Tax File Number Basics
In order to complete your BAS or your income tax return, you’ll need to have your Tax File Number (TFN). This is what the ATO uses to identify you, so it’s important you keep it somewhere safe.
Once you’ve entered your TFN into your account settings on Airtax, we store it for you, so you’ll never have to find it or enter it again. It’s always there every time you come back to do a BAS or an income tax return with Airtax.
Can’t find your TFN?
We’ve put together a list of places where you may be able to find your TFN if you are not sure where to look:
- Take a look at last years’ tax return. Your TFN is always printed on there. Check your PAYG summary or your superannuation statement. Again, your TFN is always on there.
- Search your email inbox for ‘TFN’ or ‘Tax File Number’.
- Check ‘notes’ on your phone; you may have saved it in there.
- Have you taken a photo or a screenshot and saved it as an image on your phone?
If all else fails, call the ATO on 13 28 61.
Got a Question?
This document merely provides a broad outline of the subject and is necessarily general in nature. If you require specific advice, which is tailored to your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us (fees would apply).
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