The tax file number for a student
|Element name:||Tax file number|
|Units:||Integer, right justified with leading zeros if required|
|Tax File Number, with the number 00NNNNNNNNN being a number that satisfies the ATO’s Tax File Number checking algorithm|
|00bbbbbbbbb||A value to be used when there is no requirement to provide a TFN|
From 1 January 2005, the Tax File Number coding 00999999999 is no longer valid, the Australian Taxation Office will no longer accept certificate TFNs in any files from 2005.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 if the student has not provided their TFN.
Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.
- Commonwealth Assisted Student (DU)
- Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (PO)
- Commonwealth Assisted Student (VDU)
- Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (VPO)
Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.