Has your tax file number been compromised?
Your fax file number (TFN) is yours for life so it is very important that you keep it safe. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) uses your TFN to identify you for any tax you pay and any superannuation contributions you make. Should your data become compromised, the ATO is able to apply security measures that will monitor any unusual or suspicious activity with your tax file number (TFN).
1. If you suspect the misuse of your TFN, you can phone the ATO’s Client Identity Support Centre on 1800 467 033 between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
2. Refer to the Fact Sheet: Are you a victim of identity theft?