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Warning consumers of tax services to stay protected this tax time

3 June 2022

Warning consumers of tax services to stay protected this tax time 

We will be running another online advertising campaign this year leading up to the tax time to protect taxpayers and small businesses from unregistered tax preparers. The campaign will run from 6 to 30 June 2022.   

The campaign themed Find a tax agent you can trust aims to create awareness amongst consumers of tax services to use the services of a registered tax practitioner. The campaign will highlight the serious issue of unregistered tax preparers using taxpayers’ MyGov account details to lodge tax returns. This illegal activity exposes consumers to fraud and puts their financial and personal information at risk. 

The online advertisement will include banner advertisements encouraging consumers (individuals and businesses) to check the TPB Register to ensure the tax practitioner they use or intend to use is registered with us. We are also planning to advertise on social media and on the radio.

Check out and share our campaign page

Help us spread the word by sharing our tax time campaign page on your website and social media channels. The campaign landing page provides useful information for consumers about who to trust their tax affairs with.
 

Is your tax practitioner registered?

To confirm if a tax practitioner is registered with us, you can:

  • search the TPB Register
  • look for the registered tax practitioner symbol.

TPB Register

The TPB Register includes details of registered tax practitioners and some deregistered practitioners, including the reasons for termination of their registration. For further information about how to use our register, refer to Help with using the TPB Register.

Registered tax practitioner symbol

The registered tax practitioner symbol is an easy way for consumers to see if their tax practitioner is registered with the TPB. The practitioner’s symbol may be found on a range of business materials, including websites, stationery, email signature blocks, brochures and business cards. For further information, refer to Look for the symbol.
 

Further information

Last modified: 3 June 2022