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.
Depending on your circumstances, provide the following information to help your application get processed faster:
- tax agent registration number
- Australian Company Number (ACN) or Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
- business 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.
Who can't apply online
If you are a super fund or a first home saver accounts trust, you cannot apply online.
Individuals/sole traders cannot apply for a TFN for business. However they can apply for an individual TFN with the ATO.