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When can you apply for a tax file number

Old May 28th 2005, 6:04 pm
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Hi everyone,

Can you apply for a tax file number in Australia, before you enter and validate your permanent residency visa, online on the aus. gov. tax website, or do you have to wait until you enter Australia, and then apply when you are there on the ground.
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Old May 28th 2005, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by tazziecat
Hi everyone,

Can you apply for a tax file number in Australia, before you enter and validate your permanent residency visa, online on the aus. gov. tax website, or do you have to wait until you enter Australia, and then apply when you are there on the ground.
Thanks, Tazziecat
Hi tazziecat,
We were told by the Queensland Treasury Corp' that you have to have an address in Australia before you can apply so have not bothered to look into it further.
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Hi tazziecat,
We were told by the Queensland Treasury Corp' that you have to have an address in Australia before you can apply so have not bothered to look into it further.
Sarah
Thanks Teach. When are you going, I assume you are off to Queensland. We can't wait either!
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Hi tazziecat,
We were told by the Queensland Treasury Corp' that you have to have an address in Australia before you can apply so have not bothered to look into it further.
Sarah
We got our tax file number the day after we arrived..... (so did our daughter any1 over 16 can apply) they only reason realy was because the office was close to the commonwealth bank where we needed to sign for our cashpoint/ visa cards on arrival.

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We got our tax file number the day after we arrived..... (so did our daughter any1 over 16 can apply) they only reason realy was because the office was close to the commonwealth bank where we needed to sign for our cashpoint/ visa cards on arrival.

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Josh is only 13 and he's got a tax file number. He wanted a job at the local fruit barn so he asked the school, back home you needed a permit from the school, they told him he could apply online next time he was booked in for computer time. His tax file number came in the post a couple of days ago and he was down at the fruit barn that day asking for work.
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Old May 29th 2005, 12:15 am
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Has anyone followed the links on the ATO website at Application or enquiry for a tax file number - for individuals living outside Australia ?

which then goes on to say:
Do not use this application if:
* you intend to work in Australia – register online
* you are migrating permanently to Australia – register online

and following this 2nd option, it ends with:
You can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online only if you are a temporary visitor or permanent migrant currently in Australia !
 
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Hi

If in a PR visa, you will need an Australian address and your passport number to apply for a TFN. At teh point of submitting the application online the ATO connects to DIMIA to check that you are in the country. If you are not, you cannot proceed. My wife tried to apply while in Hong Kong using our new Australian address and was denied for not being in Australia at the point of application.

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