You must complete your annual declaration to demonstrate and provide assurance to us that you meet the ongoing registration requirements, including:
having professional indemnity insurance cover
undertaking continuing professional education (individuals only)
satisfying fit and proper requirements
meeting your personal tax obligations.
As one of the ways to support tax practitioners due to coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts, we’ve temporarily waived the requirement to complete annual declarations for some tax practitioners.
If your annual declaration is due on or before 1 January 2024, you do not have to complete it until 2024 or 2025 (if your registration renewal is due in 2024). For example, if your annual declaration is due by 1 November 2023, you do not have to complete it until 1 November 2024 or 1 November 2025 (if your registration renewal is due in 2024).
You must, however, continue to meet your other obligations around professional indemnity insurance, fit and proper requirements, continuing professional education and personal tax obligations.
When is your annual declaration due?
Your annual declaration is due before the anniversary of your registration expiry date. It is due each year, except the year you renew your registration. To check your registration expiry date, visit the TPB Register.
We will send you an email to inform you when your annual declaration is due. It's important that you keep your contact details up to date with us, including your email address.
Failing to lodge your annual declaration
Under the Code of Professional Conduct (Code) you must respond to requests and directions from us in a timely, responsible and reasonable manner.
Failing to lodge your annual declaration before the due date may result in a sanction, including suspension or termination of your registration.
Last modified: 24 May 2023