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Reckon / Quickbooks – not accepting Tax File Number (TFN) on employee card Query - A customer emailed saying they found Reckon/Quickbooks had not accepted a Tax File Number (TFN) when setting up an employee card.

1.      First, check there are 8 or 9 digits in the TFN.

2.       Second, Reckon/Quickbooks in later versions, has an in-built tester to validate a TFN – at a post at Wikipedia, it is explained that the ATO uses an algorithm “based on simple modulo

(As an) example - given the TFN `123456782`, can be checked by the following process

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 x x x x x x x x x 1 4 3 7 5 8 6 9 10 = = = = = = = = = 1 + 8 + 9 + 28 + 25 + 88 + 42 + 72 + 20 = 253

The sum of the numbers  1 + 8 + 9 + 28 + 25 + 48 + 42 + 72 + 20 = 253.

253 is a multiple of 11 (11 × 23 = 253). Therefore, the number is valid.

Reckon uses the number check to validate the TFN, so re-check the employee gave the correct TFN. If it is still not accepted, a call to Reckon will be required to solve a detailed Tech. issue – call Reckon Australia on 02 9577 5000

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