I have been trying to get my son a Tax File number issued so that he can start looking at getting a part time job.
Although school is the number one priority, it is also important for him to learn that money does not grow on trees and that in order to be able to afford all the things he wants (xbox games, new phone, a car ) he will need to not only work hard but also save hard.
Getting a tax file number in Australia has proven to be harder than I first thought. First you need to apply for your Tax File Number on line and then you need to present at the correct post office (not all Post Offices will do) with your print out from the Taxation office along with all of these originals (not copies) of documentation, the blood of a virgin and the feather of a Phoenix. (Well that’s what it felt like anyway).
Tomorrow I will try again and hopefully this time I will have all the paperwork they need and we can finally get the ball rolling.
If the form says you must have three proof documents or your tax file number in order to apply on your child’s behalf, and you give them your tax file number how can they then turn around and say no we don’t accept that, what the??
Ok well tomorrow is another day, clearly I’m just frustrated. Sweet dreams everyone