We (the Tax Practitioners Board) work as an independent government body and work with many stakeholders to deliver our priorities.
Recognised professional associations
Professional associations that meet certain requirements in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2022 may be accredited by us to become:
- a recognised tax agent association, or
- a recognised BAS agent association.
Being a voting member of a recognised professional association assists some individuals to register or maintain their registration as a tax or BAS agent with us. For example, voting members may:
- have lesser hours of experience required of them — in the case of BAS agents
- not have to meet certain qualification requirements — in the case of tax agents.
See our list of recognised professional associations
Australian Taxation Office
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO), which is separate to the TPB, is one of our key stakeholders as they provide registered tax and BAS agents with access to their online services. The ATO also refers egregious tax practitioners detected from their compliance activities for our investigation and provides information related to our investigations.
Find out more about how we share information with the ATO
Useful links to other stakeholders and government bodies that we work with.
Last modified: 1 April 2022