The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government.
Apply for your Tax File Number! (TFN)
When you arrive in Australia, one of your first tasks will be to apply for your Tax File Number – TFN. You need to be in Australia to do this. This is free and should be done through the ATO website. You can get started here.
You will need to give your TFN to your bank, your super fund and your employer.
You can refer to the ATO for all issues regarding tax and superannuation. You can also find out more about the Medicare levy, Medicare levy surcharge and the benefits of health insurance.
Most people in Australia need to submit an annual tax return. The tax year runs from 1 July to 30 June.
You can find out more about tax in Australia at ATO.gov.au