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08. Tax Practitioners Board

Last updated 26 July 2023

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is an independent statutory body created under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) and as a national body, has responsibility for the registration and regulation of tax agents and business activity statement agents (collectively referred to as ‘tax practitioners’).

The TPB consists of a Chair and Board members appointed by the relevant Minister. Staff are provided by the Commissioner of Taxation.

The purpose of the TPB is to ensure that tax practitioner services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

The TPB protects consumers of taxation services by regulating tax practitioners, thereby strengthening the integrity of the tax profession.

The TPB is responsible for ensuring that tax practitioners comply with the TASA, including the Code of Professional Conduct.

To achieve this, the TPB:

  • collaborates with our stakeholders to support and shape government reforms
  • streamlines registration to support new and existing tax practitioners
  • improves tax practitioner standards and integrity with support and guidance
  • protects consumers through a risk-based compliance program
  • supports our people to build organisational capability, culture and leadership
  • supports and safeguards our performance through a technology work program
  • enhances TPB performance through data science and systems.

Further details about the TPB, including its activities and its 2023–24 corporate plan, are available from Link.