The ATO on Thur 23.1.2014, announced that red tape around Tax File Number (TFN) applications has been removed following a partnership between the ATO and Australia Post. TFN applications are now simpler and easier, as they can now be applied for online at and verified at more than 460 Australia Post retail outlets throughout the country.

With over 709,000 TFNs registered last year, this new partnership with Australia Post is streamlining the TFN process, ATO Deputy Commissioner David Diment said. It’s as easy as completing a TFN application online at the above address, printing out the application summary and taking it to the nearest participating Australia Post retail outlet, he said.

Source: ATO media release 2014/03, 23 January 2014

[LTN 15, 23/1/14]