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  • Program 1.2 Tax Practitioners Board

    The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is an independent statutory body. It is responsible for the general administration of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and the regulation of tax practitioners, including tax agents, business activity statement (BAS) agents and tax (financial) advisers.

    Due to its operational independence and statutory obligations, the TPB has produced its own annual report, which is available at tpb.gov.auExternal Link.

    Purpose

    The TPB’s role is to ensure that every entity that should be registered is registered, and that services provided by registered tax practitioners to the public are in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

    The TPB’s purposes are to ensure:

    • consumers of tax practitioner services only engage registered practitioners
    • every entity that should be registered as a tax practitioner is registered
    • tax practitioners understand their obligations under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    • tax practitioners comply with their obligations under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    • the TPB is recognised as an independent, efficient and effective regulator.

    Annual performance statement

    The annual performance statement for the TPB is included in the Tax Practitioners Board annual report 2017–18.

    Performance criteria for the TPB are set out on pages 195–197 of the Australian Taxation Office Budget Statements (in the Treasury Portfolio Budget Statement) and page 14 of the Tax Practitioners Board corporate plan 2017–18.

      Last modified: 26 Oct 2018QC 57102