What is a Tax File Number (TFN) and how do I apply for it? / What do I do if I don’t have my TFN?

Question:

What is a Tax File Number (TFN) and how do I apply for it? / What do I do if I don’t have my TFN?

Answer:

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a 9 digit number used to identify individuals or organisations to work with Australian Government system processes. You only receive one TFN in your lifetime. Students who wish to defer their course fees or student amenities fee (SSAF) through a HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP form must provide a TFN. If you do not have a TFN you will need to request one from the Australian Taxation Office – this can take up to 28 days.

 

If you are eligible and wish to defer your HECS-HELP payment, submit your HECS-HELP application and select ‘upfront payment’ on the form. Once you receive your TFN simply supply your student number and TFN via email to ecaf@mq.edu.au and your payment will be deferred (as long as this is received before the relevant census date).