1. Apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)
Do this first. To receive an income in Australia, you need a Tax File Number (TFN). Income includes wages or salary from a job, payments from the government, and money earned from investments including interest on savings accounts.
In Australia, you can telephone the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and have a TFN application form sent to you. Alternatively, you can apply for a TFN over the internet.
The table below provides contact details for the ATO:
|Australian Taxation Office (ATO) contact details|
|In person||See: ATO shopfront locations|
|Apply for a TFN online||See: Online individual Tax File Number (TFN) registration|
|Homepage||See: Australian Taxation Office (ATO)|