The Registered tax practitioner symbol (symbol) provides tax agents and BAS agents (collectively known as 'tax practitioners') with public recognition that they are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
Tax practitioners who meet the eligibility criteria can use the symbol in advertising their tax agent or BAS or tax (financial) advice services, thereby promoting confidence among consumers.
What to look for
Registered tax practitioners must use the appropriate symbol for their type of registration and with their registration number.
You can check a tax practitioner is registered by searching for their registration number on the TPB Register.
Who can use the symbol
Registered tax agents and BAS agents (including registered companies and partnerships) that have:
agreed to the symbol's Terms and conditions of use, and abide by them, including the requirement to follow the Certified trade mark rules relating to the symbol, and
not had their licence to use the symbol cancelled by the TPB.
From 1 January 2022 the TPB will no longer be regulating tax (financial) advisers due to the change in regulation of financial advisers.
Registered tax (financial) advisers who are also relevant providers with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will be deemed as qualified tax relevant providers with ASIC. These advisers may use the symbol until their TPB registration expires.
Registered tax (financial) advisers who are not relevant providers with ASIC are not permitted to use the symbol from 1 January 2022. This is because they will no longer meet the certification requirements for using the symbol. Any licence granted to them to use the symbol will be cancelled on this date.
The licence to use the symbol is granted at our discretion and may be cancelled where, for example, a tax practitioner does not comply with the Terms and conditions of use.
Using the symbol
Each registered tax practitioner has a symbol that will be unique to their registration.
To use the symbol, you first need to read and agree to the Terms and conditions of use and then request that we create your unique symbol using the online Registered tax practitioner symbol request form.
The symbol is available in SVG, JPG and PNG file formats. You should use the:
SVG format of the symbol for printed material, stationery, printed advertisements, brochures and billboards
JPG and PNG file formats for web use and in Word documents.
Please note: When you display your symbol you must include your registration number and type of registration.
For more information refer to the Registered tax practitioner symbol guidelines.
Last modified: 1 January 2022