Tax File Number (TFN) declarations and the ATO

There are rules around providing employee tax file numbers to super funds, you can ask us about this.

When an employee provides their tax file number (TFN) for superannuation purposes, make sure you send it on to their super fund within 14 days, or when you make their first super guarantee (SG) contribution.

If they include their TFN on their employment declaration form, this counts as it being provided for superannuation purposes.

There can be serious consequences if you fail to forward an employee’s TFN to their super fund and you could be fined by the ATO.

Remember, a TFN is sensitive information. Keep it secure and private. We’ll do the same.