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It is not an offence for applicants not to apply for a tax file number (TFN). However, by not applying for a tax file number (TFN) the application may be delayed until the Registrar can correctly identify the entity.
Please note that the Commissioner of Taxation may issue a TFN whenever it is necessary to do so under a Commonwealth taxation law.
Applicants who are individuals or sole traders must apply for a TFN using a paper application. For further details refer to http://www.ato.gov.au.
Non-individual clients applying for a TFN as part of this application must complete the Associate Details screen.
Select ‘yes’ if the applicant wishes to apply for a TFN.
Select ‘no’ if the applicant already has a TFN or does not wish to apply for a TFN.
Note: These fields cannot be blank nor have both options selected.
The electronic version of this document is the only authorised version
Last Updated: 07/03/02
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