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TFN Revision (TR) scope

Version Details

Version: 1.0
First Year: 2018
Last Year: -


The TFN Revision submission updates a student's TFN and personal information reported on the VET HELP DUE (VDU) submission when a student's TFN cannot be matched with the details held by the ATO.

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TFN revisions are to be submitted whenever a provider has been notified that a student's TFN was not verified by the ATO.

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Submission method

The TR file is the only file in TFN Revision submission.

Submissions are made using the Higher Education Provider Client Assistance Tool (HEPCAT). More information about this process is in the HEPCAT User Guide Part 2.

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The TR submission includes just the elements the ATO requires to verify a student's TFN and is a subset of the data elements reported in the VET HELP DUE file.

Information about the structure and the elements in the TR file is in the structure guidelines for the relevant reporting year.

Each record in the TR file must have a unique combination of values for:

These two elements uniquely identify each record on the TR file. The TR revision process only requires reporting of these key identifiers for the record and the elements to be corrected.

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More information

For detailed information on how to revise previously reported HELP due data see the Revising your data toolkit.

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

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