Apply for a TFN for business
Companies, trusts, partnerships, deceased estates and many other organisations can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online. Most businesses or organisations can apply for a TFN while completing their ABN application.
Note: You can't always apply for a TFN using the ABN application – See Who can’t apply online.
Depending on your circumstances, provide the following information in your application to help it be processed faster:
- Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
- business physical locations
- authorised contacts
- associate's details – including name, date of birth and TFN. If an associated individual chooses not to provide their TFN, you will be asked to provide their residential address.
- business activity.
You can't apply for a TFN using the ABN application if you are a:
- super fund
- first home saver accounts trust
- sole trader.
Individuals or sole traders who don't already have an individual TFN will need to apply for a TFN.