Worried you’re missing part of your refund? Remember, the low and middle income tax offset isn’t a refund on its own – it’s used to offset (or reduce) the amount of tax you pay. The offset amount you may be entitled to is automatically applied and could range between $255-$1080, depending on things like your taxable income and how much tax you’ve paid.
26 February 202011:22 AM - edited 26 February 202011:23 AM
Thanks, Kylie. I believe I would like to confirm some information (I might be in denial)
1. The only way to apply is via postal mail? it is sort of expensive sending documents from my country. I was thinking of asking a friend that lives in Melbourne to print my scanned documents (certified copies of passport, birth certificate with respective official translations) and signed form application and ask her to forward them to you. Can this be done? or can I fax them from here?
2. The copy of my documents are certified by a public notary, would they still need an apostille?
If you want to apply for your TFN while you are still overseas, you will need to apply via mail in accordance with the information on our website. Getting your friend to do it on your behalf by submitting scanned documents wouldn't meet our requirements. Faxing your application also isn't an option.
You can have your documents photocopied and certified as true and correct by a Notary Public. If you choose this option you don't need to have them certified by way of an apostille.