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Our Stakeholders

Our stakeholders

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 2009 may be accredited by us to become:

  • recognised tax agent associations, 
  • recognised BAS agent associations, or
  • recognised tax (financial) adviser associations.

Being a voting member of a recognised professional association assists some individuals to register or maintain their registration as a tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser 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 and tax (financial) advisers.

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

Other stakeholders

Useful links to other stakeholders and government bodies that we work with.

Last modified: 18 September 2019