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  • 08. Tax Practitioners Board

    The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has general administration of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), and is responsible for the registration and regulation of tax practitioners. These include tax agents, business activity statement (BAS) agents, and tax (financial) advisers.

    While the ATO Commissioner is the Accountable Authority for the TPB, the TPB has operational independence. Its establishment, functions and powers are defined in the TASA. The TPB’s role is to ensure that tax practitioner services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

    The TPB’s strategic objectives include:

    • protecting all consumers of tax practitioner services
    • maintaining, protecting and enhancing the integrity of the registered tax practitioner profession
    • promoting the TPB as an independent, efficient and effective regulator.

    Further details about the TPB, including its activities and intended results, are provided in its 2018–19 Corporate planExternal Link.

      Last modified: 01 Aug 2018QC 56312