Have you lost or had your Tax File Number stolen?
Have you lost or had your Tax File Number stolen. Here is what you need to do:
If you can't find your TFN
If you can't find your TFN and do not suspect misuse, please phone the ATO on 13 28 61 between:
8:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday and
10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday
You can also phone Sunday between 10.00am to 4.00pm from 1 July to 31 October
If you have a myGov account linked to the ATO, you can access your TFN online
If you think your TFN has been stolen
If your TFN has been lost, stolen or accessed by an unauthorised third party, you need to contact the ATO as soon as possible. The ATO can apply security measures that will monitor for any unusual or suspicious activity with your TFN.
If your TFN has been stolen or you suspect misuse, phone the ATO on:
1800 467 033 between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
How to keep your TFN safe
Your TFN is an important part of confirming your identity when you start a new job, open bank accounts and apply for government benefits. It's also an important part of locating and keeping track of your super savings. Keep it secure – in the wrong hands, it could be used to commit fraud.
Only some people and organisations can ask for your TFN. The most common are:
The ATO, when discussing your tax records
some other Australian Government agencies – for example, the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and the Child Support Agency
your employer after you start work
your Super Fund
Higher Education providers
Registered Tax agents, Solicitors and Accountants
your bank or other financial institutions.
Tips to keep your TFN safe
Don't carry your TFN in your purse or wallet or store it in your mobile phone.
Don't share it with friends (including on social networking websites).
Don't provide it in a job application or over the internet.
Give it to your employer only after you start working for them.
Make sure that any Tax Agent you use is registered – check the Tax Practitioners Board website at tpb.gov.au
Tax Invest Accounting is a registered Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board:
Tax Agent Number #25193134
If you require any information on Tax File Numbers please call our office on 07 5502 6673