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416 Tax file number


The tax file number for a student


First year:2007
Last year:2008
Field name:TF-NUMBER
Element name:Tax file number

Code format:

Data Type:Numeric
Units:Integer, right justified with leading zeros if required


00bbbbbbbbbA value to be used when there is no requirement to provide a TFN

Coding notes

From 1 January 2005, the Tax File Number coding 00999999999 is no longer valid, the Australian Taxation Office will no longer accept certificate TFNs in any files from 2005.

A TFN must be provided for every student with a HELP debt. In circumstances where a student has no HELP debt for any unit of study in the reporting period and is therefore not required to provide a TFN, a value of all spaces may be used.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

​Higher Education:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Student (DU)
  • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (PO)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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