Tax file number has been used error message via the HR platform


Type Feature Error Name
Tax error

Employee file

The tax file number has been used.


The error means that the tax file number already exists for another employee within your organisation.


Check the following employee files for a duplicated Tax File Number (TFN).

  • Terminated.
  • Pending.
  • Duplicate.

Once you remove the duplicated TFN, the user can then save their details.

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