Application of section
(1) This section applies to a person who is being paid compensation for incapacity for service or work under Part 3 or 4 of Chapter 4.
Commission may request person's TFN
(2) If the person is in Australia, the Commission may request (but not compel) the person:
(a) if the person has a tax file number--to give the Commission a written statement of the person's tax file number; or
(b) if the person does not have a tax file number:
(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and
(ii) to give the Commission a written statement of the person's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.
Note: Section 413 sets out how to satisfy the request.
Certain compensation not to be paid if request not complied with
(3) The person must not be paid any compensation under Part 3 or 4 of Chapter 4 that the person is otherwise entitled to receive if the request under subsection (2) is not satisfied.
Note: Section 414 allows back pay if the request is satisfied within 3 months.