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Annual report 2018-19

Annual Report 2018–19

Message from the Chair

I am pleased to present the Tax Practitioners Board Annual Report 2018–19, as tabled in Parliament on 21 October 2019.

During 2018-19 we have seen many changes at the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), including changes to the composition of the Board, the appointment of a new Secretary CEO, and significant restructuring of our organisation and program of work. 

We are alert to the challenges of our role in a rapidly changing environment, and the new goals and strategies we have designed and implemented during this period demonstrate our commitment to the future of the tax profession. 

Our compliance program had a dedicated focus on identifying and investigating tax practitioners posing highest risks to the integrity of the profession and the tax system. 

We commenced auditing of tax practitioners’ continuing professional education activities to ensure they maintain the knowledge and skills relevant to the services they are registered to provide. 

We welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of an independent review of the effectiveness of the TPB and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 as it provides an excellent opportunity to position the TPB to serve and improve the integrity of the tax system.

This year’s report highlights these developments, and we look forward to delivering strong compliance results as we saw last year, with support from our stakeholders and regulatory peers. 

Ian Klug AM
Tax Practitioners Board

TPB Annual Report 2018–19

The annual report is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) (2.6 MB)

Last modified: 21 October 2019