Don't think your annual declaration is important? Think again.
You must submit an annual declaration to provide assurance to us that you meet your ongoing registration requirements. Your annual declaration is due each year, except in the year you renew your registration.
Your annual declaration is due before the anniversary of your registration expiry date.
We will send you an email approximately 35 days before the due date, directing you to submit your annual declaration. That's why it is important you keep your contact details up to date with us, including your email address.
When making your annual declaration you must also complete a one-off proof of identity process to help protect your identity and align the TPB with Australian Government security standards.
There are serious consequences for not submitting your annual declaration by the due date:
- It is a breach of the Code of Professional Conduct (code item 14, failing to respond to a request from the Board). This may result in the TPB imposing an administrative sanction including suspension or termination of your registration.
- If you do not submit your annual declaration in time, you may lose access to the ATO Portals and their lodgment program.
- It is also important to note that if a tax practitioner registered under your entity does not complete their annual declaration on time, your entity may no longer meet the sufficient number requirement.
There are no fees associated with your annual declaration.
Make sure your details are up to date with us and submit your annual declaration when it is due.
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Last modified: 28 March 2019