We (the Tax Practitioners Board) work as an independent government body and work with many stakeholders to deliver our priorities.
Professional associations may be accredited by us to become recognised tax agent associations and/or recognised BAS agent associations where they meet certain requirements in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009. If a professional association is recognised by the Board, its voting members may have lesser hours of experience required of them (in the case of BAS agents) or may not have to meet certain education requirements, in the case of tax agents.
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.
Useful links to other stakeholders and government bodies that we work with.