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Is my TFN legit?

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I accidentally purchased my TFN off taxfilenumber.org as it was the first link that appeared when I google searched it. I paid 90$. Is my TFN still legit and valid to give to my employers?

Thanks!
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Devotee

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I'm sorry to say that the organisation is legit and I doubt you will get your money back. 

Check out this other thread where the ATO has provided a response about these people. They are registered and they are legally able to charge you for helping you to get a tax file number from the ATO. 

Again the tax file number you get will be real. 

On a personal level I don't agree this should be allowed but I guess there is a difference between something being legal and being right. 

 

 

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Devotee

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Yes it will be legit. That organisation is registered and the TFN you get will be from the ATO. They have just chosen to offer a service to help people get something you can get for free directly from the ATO. 

I am sorry you were unaware and got caught out. I hope the ATO will at least pay to and their free TFN results higher on google. 

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Newbie

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Thank you so much!
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Taxicorn

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All Tax File Numbers are free from the ATO.

 

Never click on any links at the top of searches as ALL adverts go there.

 

I would be seeking a refund ASAP and report this to the ATO ASAP

https://www.ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Contact-us/Report-fraud,-tax-evasion,-a-planning-scheme-or-unpaid-s...

 

 

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Newbie

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Thank you for the link and advice. I have just submitted a report! 

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Devotee

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I'm sorry to say that the organisation is legit and I doubt you will get your money back. 

Check out this other thread where the ATO has provided a response about these people. They are registered and they are legally able to charge you for helping you to get a tax file number from the ATO. 

Again the tax file number you get will be real. 

On a personal level I don't agree this should be allowed but I guess there is a difference between something being legal and being right. 

 

 

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Hi @Claredavern93

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

The information @wonka5 and @macfanboy have provided is correct - you should receive your TFN in 28 days and we will send it to the address on the application on official ATO letterhead. You can contact us once you've received your TFN to confirm.  

 

If you are concerned about the practices of this tax agent then a complaint can be lodged with the Tax Practitioners Board which is the regulatory authority for tax agents.

 

Thanks, JodieH.