An ABN (Australian Business Number) is an 11 digit identifier that makes it easier for businesses and all levels of government to interact. You do not have to have an ABN, but having one will avoid having amounts withheld from payments to you; and make it easier to register for GST and other business tax registrations such as PAYG withholding. You can apply for an ABN (Australian Business Number) or access and update your ABN details online.
If you are a former temporary resident, you can claim super benefits you accumulated while working in Australia. To claim the Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) you must have visited on an eligible temporary resident visa (which has expired or been cancelled), and permanently departed Australia.
Do you have any lost superannuation? You can use the SuperSeeker tool to look for lost super in real time.
You can update your name, address, date of birth or gender details held by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for income tax purposes. Print off the form to complete your details and send via post; update them over the phone; or visit an ATO shopfront.
e-tax is a free and secure service provided by the Tax Office. Download e-tax to prepare and lodge your individual tax return or baby bonus claim online.
If you are on a low income and want some free help filling out your tax return the Australian Taxation Office trained Tax Help volunteers may be able to assist you. Tax Help is only available from July to October each year.
If you are leaving Australia before the end of the financial year, you may be eligible to lodge your tax return early.
If you are a temporary visitor or permanent migrant, you can apply for a tax file number (TFN) online. Applications can be made at any time if you are in Australia and you have a visa that allows work rights, a visa that allows permanent migration, or a valid visa to stay in Australia indefinitely.
You can get help with your taxes either by contacting the Tax Office by phone or by visiting a Tax Office shopfront.