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TPB looking to shape the future direction of CPE for tax practitioners

Tax Practitioners Board looking to shape the future direction of continuing professional education for tax practitioners

The TPB is seeking public feedback to assist in reviewing its current policy on continuing professional education (CPE) for registered tax practitioners, to ensure it is current and fit for purpose.

'Tax practitioners have an obligation to maintain their CPE requirements and this is vital to ensure they continue to hold relevant and contemporary knowledge and skills', said Michael O’Neill, Secretary/CEO of the TPB. 'This review represents a real opportunity for us to both understand how tax practitioners view the existing system and to obtain input into the process for defining our CPE policy requirements moving forward.'

Review of the TPB’s CPE requirements is timely given the TPB last reviewed its requirements for tax and BAS agents in 2012 and in 2014 for tax (financial) advisers.

The discussion paper outlines several consultation points on core policy elements of the TPB’s CPE policy, including the TPB’s proposed revised views on CPE requirements.

All feedback is welcome and will be considered by the TPB before determining next steps.

The comment period is open for 28 days, with the closing date for submission being 18 March 2020.

Written submissions should be made via email at tpbsubmissions [at] tpb.gov.au or by mail to:

Tax Practitioners Board
GPO Box 1620

About the Tax Practitioners Board:

The Tax Practitioners Board regulates tax practitioners in order to protect consumers. The TPB aims to assure the community that tax practitioners meet appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct. Follow us on Twitter @TPB_gov_au, Facebook and LinkedIn

Wednesday, February 19, 2020