Anyone who receives income in Australia requires an Australian Tax File Number (TFN). Telephone the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on 13 28 61 to have an application form sent to you, or apply over the internet by visiting the Australian Taxation Office website. Your ANZ bank account can be used to receive any tax funds from the ATO. You should consider advising ANZ of your TFN, because without it, ANZ are required to deduct tax at the higher personal tax rate plus the Medicare levy on interest paid on any ANZ accounts.