Tax Agent Services Act 2009

PART 8 - INTERPRETATION  

Division 90 - Dictionary  

SECTION 90-15   Meaning of tax (financial) advice service  

90-15(1)  
A tax (financial) advice service is a *tax agent service (other than within the meaning of subparagraph (1)(a)(iii) of the definition of that expression) provided by a *financial services licensee or a *representative of a financial services licensee in the course of giving advice of a kind usually given by a financial services licensee or a representative of a financial services licensee to the extent that:


(a) the service relates to:


(i) ascertaining liabilities, obligations or entitlements of an entity that arise, or could arise, under a *taxation law; or

(ii) advising an entity about liabilities, obligations or entitlements of the entity or another entity that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law; and


(b) the service is provided in circumstances where the entity can reasonably be expected to rely on the service for either or both of the following purposes:


(i) to satisfy liabilities or obligations that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law;

(ii) to claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law.

90-15(2)  
The Board may, by legislative instrument, specify that another service is a tax (financial) advice service .

90-15(3)  
However, a service is not a tax (financial) advice service if:


(a) it consists of preparing a return or a statement in the nature of a return; or


(b) it is specified in the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.




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