Tax file numbers

Last updated: 6 September 2019

The Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015 is a legislative instrument made under section 17 of the Privacy Act 1988.

This rule regulates the collection, storage, use, disclosure, security and disposal of individuals’ Tax File Number information. A breach of the TFN Rule is an interference with privacy under the Privacy Act. Individuals who consider that their TFN information has been mishandled may make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner.

View the Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015 and its explanatory statement on Federal Register of Legislation.

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