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Frequently Asked Questions

Financial

  1. 1 How do I get a tax file number?
  2. 2 I have run into debt on my mobile phone! What should I do?
  1. 1How do I get a tax file number?

    Go to the Guide to Independant Living section on this site, click on Financial and then click on Understanding Tax to find out all you need to know about getting a tax file number and why you need to pay tax.

  2. 2I have run into debt on my mobile phone! What should I do?

    If you find that you have signed up to a mobile phone contract or payment plan that is beyond your budget and you get behind in payments contact the phone company to see if you can negotiate an arrangement to pay that you are able to manage.

    If you don’t do something about either the situation the phone company can take you to court and may get a judgment against you which can lead to a ‘black mark’ on your credit record. In fact you can get a ‘black mark’ on your credit file when you just default on payments and there is no judgment. This means it will be difficult for you to get credit and in some cases you may not be able to get credit at all.

    Check out the Guide to Independant Living page and click on Financial for more iinformation on mobile phone bills.