The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently testing the federal government's digital identification solution for its online tax file number application process. Govpass, the Digital Transformation Agency's (DTA) digital identification play, aims to make the process of proving who you are to government services online "simple, safe, and secure". In a statement on Thursday, Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor explained that there are 750,000 applications for tax file numbers every year. Currently, applications can only be completed by visiting an Australia Post or Centrelink shopfront, or by sending certified copies of identity documents to the ATO via post, with the process taking roughly 40 days to complete. Taylor expects Govpass will reduce the time down to minutes.
Oct-5-2017, 06:30:02 GMT