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Important information regarding Jessa Van Stroe (Jessa Layola)

20 September 2021

Important information regarding Jessa Van Stroe (also known as Jessa Layola)

Download the PDF version to read this information in Filipino — Mahalagang impormasyon tungkol kay Jessa Van Stroe (na kilala rin sa pangalang Jessa Layola) - (PDF, 64 KB)

Information available to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) indicates you may have used the services of Jessa Van Stroe (also known as Jessa Layola), to lodge your income tax return(s).

Jessa Van Stroe is not and never has been a registered tax agent with the TPB. On 23 August 2021, the Federal Court of Australia issued an injunction banning her from charging clients a fee or receiving a reward to lodge their income tax returns.

The purpose of the TPB is to ensure that tax services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct. We ensure that registered tax agents have the right skills, experience, and insurance to prepare and lodge your income tax return. Only tax agents registered with the TPB can legally charge you a fee to lodge your income tax return.

A registered tax agent should never ask for your myGov details. If you have shared your myGov account details with anyone else then your personal and financial information is at risk and we recommend changing your password immediately.


What you should do

Do not ignore this message. If you used the services of Jessa Van Stroe you have no protection against penalties which may be received later from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) if your returns are subject to ATO compliance activity.

It is important for you to review your income tax return and ensure that the details provided to the ATO are correct. You can do this through MyGov, and you may like to obtain the services of a registered tax agent to help you. You can locate a registered tax agent using our public register.

If there are issues with your tax affairs, you can contact the ATO on 13 28 61. The ATO can process any voluntary disclosures and help in addressing any payment issues.

You can also apply for free assistance from Curtin University’s Curtin Tax Clinic.  You can contact the tax clinic by phone on (08) 9266 2575 or email at curtintaxclinic [at] curtin.edu.au

If you did not use the services of Jessa Van Stroe, you can ignore this message.


Last modified: 20 September 2021