We hear you’re turning 18…

Firstly – Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! 🥳

Secondly – Let’s talk “life admin”… 🙄

One thing you’ll learn pretty quickly is that being an adult comes with a lot of paperwork. It’s the trade-off for being able to drink, vote and drive a car.

Because at least one of your parents is a client at Aintree Group, we have a couple of admin things that we need to ask of you when you turn 18. We appreciate getting chores from your parent’s accountant isn’t exactly how you want to celebrate becoming an adult, but this is actually probably the most accurate adulthood experience.

There is, at least, an upside to having us hanging around. We can help you get through the admin side of turning 18, so you can go back to focusing on the fun stuff. We can also answer any questions you might have (no matter how “dumb” you might think they are) to make sure you’re starting out on the right foot “in the real world”.

Here’s what we need you to do (in no particular order)…

Get your own Tax File Number, if you haven’t already:

If you don’t already have your own Tax File Number (TFN), you will need to get one before you turn 18.

How to Apply:

  • Apply directly through the Australian Tax Office website. If you are an Australian Passport holder, you will need a a copy of your Australian Passport details and a myGovID account to do this. You can also apply with a foreign Passport and Visa.
  • A lot of schools offer a streamlined TFN application service for their students, so we recommend getting in touch with your school admin office if you’d like them to take care of it for you.
  • Otherwise, we are also able to help you set up your tax file number. If you’d like our assistance, make sure to request a consultation with us when completing the consent form below.

Once You Have a TFN:

  • It’s really important that you protect your TFN and don’t share it with any unauthorised people or on unsecure websites.
  • You should never share your TFN via email or through unsecured messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
  • Aintree Group will need a copy of your TFN for our database. Our recommendation is to either give us a call and provide the number over the phone, or drop into our office to provide it in person to ensure the information is passed on securely.

Now that you’re legally becoming an adult, we need your own consent for us to continue to store your information in our database as part of your family group information, to ensure we are compliant with data privacy laws. You can provide that consent by completing and submitting the webform below.

Why Do We Need Your Data?
Because you are involved in your family’s wider tax and/or corporate structures, we need access to certain key information about you to be able to complete work for your family group.

How Do We Store Your Data?
We store all client information in secure cloud-based databases that are protected with the latest security and authentication methods. You can read more in our Privacy Policy.

Providing Your Consent:
By signing the consent section below, you are providing Aintree Group with the authority to continue to store your information after you turn 18, including any additional information that may be required including your own Tax File Number and personal income statements.

Confirming Authority with Photo ID:
Photo identification is required to confirm that consent is being provided by the client themselves. Once you have submitted this consent form, a member of our team will send you a secure online link to upload a picture or photocopy of your identification, which can include a passport, learner’s permit, or a driver’s license (after you turn 18).

If you have any questions please contact our office on 03 9851 7999, or by emailing admin@aintreegroup.com.au.

Some optional extras:

Follow us on socials:

As silly (and boring) as it may seem to follow professional advisors on social media, it’s actually a really efficient way for us to get key reminders and real-time updates out to our clients and community.

Find out what they don’t teach you in school:

There are many boring, but necessary, adult responsibilities that would be much simpler to navigate if we were taught about them ahead of time – instead of just being expected to know the minute we step out of school and into the “real world”.

We thought it was about time there was a “guidebook” of sorts for adult life, which told you all the things they don’t teach you at school – including how to save money, how to buy a house, how to claim tax deductions or how to start your own business.

So we made one!