Superannuation member tax file number (TFN) notification specification v1.2

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Attention: This specification does not apply to self-managed super funds.

This specification details the system requirements necessary for the Super member TFN notification to be received electronically. These reports are generated in response to the lodgment of superannuation information on the Member contributions statement (MCS). It will allow you to continue to receive TFN data electronically when the surcharge provider assessment data file process is discontinued.

You will be notified of the following:

  • correct member TFNs held by us, where you reported incorrect TFNs
  • incorrect member TFNs you reported to us, where we are not able to find the correct TFN for the member
  • correct member TFNs, where you did not report a TFN for the member and the member has authorised us to provide you with their TFN.

Although we are deploying the required software sooner, we expect to start transmitting super member TFN data according to this specification from late 2009, as some funds needed more time to adapt their systems to the revised format.

Further information will be provided to you about what you need to do with the data when you receive it.

You may receive multiple notifications if you lodge multiple MCS during the year.

Reason for Amendment

16/10/2012 - Removed the tracked changes 19/08/2012 - Have added the requirement for section 143A of the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997

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