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Recognised professional associations

Recognised professional associations

Professional associations may be accredited by us as a recognised tax agent or BAS agent association if they meet certain requirements in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2022 (TASR).


List of recognised professional associations

The following table shows recognised professional associations and their relevant accreditation.

 

Recognised tax agent association

Recognised BAS agent association
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Accredited

12 May 2010

 

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

Accredited

1 January 2022

 
Australian Bookkeepers Association Ltd  

Accredited

21 May 2013

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Accredited

26 Aug 2010

 
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Accredited

12 May 2010

Accredited

12 May 2010

CPA Australia

Accredited

31 May 2010

Accredited

31 May 2010

Financial Planning Association of Australia

Accredited

21 Mar 2012

 
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers  

Accredited

5 May 2010

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Accredited

14 Aug 2014

 
Institute of Public Accountants

Accredited

5 May 2010

Accredited

5 May 2010

Law Society of New South Wales

Accredited

21 Mar 2012

 
National Tax Agents' Association Ltd (NTAA+)

Accredited

1 July 2011

 
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Accredited

30 Aug 2010

 
SMSF Association

Accredited

10 Sept 2010

 
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Accredited

13 Dec 2016

Accredited

13 Dec 2016

Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association Ltd (SIAA)

Accredited 

1 January 2022

 
TAI Practitioners & Advisers Limited

Accredited

21 May 2013

 
The Tax Institute

Accredited

5 May 2010

 


Recognising BAS agent associations

For information regarding the requirements for a BAS agent association to become recognised and maintain their recognition, refer to Recognised BAS agent association - eligibility criteria and the

To apply to become a recognised BAS agent association use the Application for accreditation as a recognised BAS agent association (PDF, 209 KB).


Recognising tax agent associations

For information regarding the requirements for a tax agent association to become recognised and maintain their recognition, refer to Recognised tax agent association - eligibility criteria and the

To apply to become a recognised tax agent association use the Application for accreditation as a recognised tax agent association (PDF, 170 KB).


Memorandum of Understanding

We’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the recognised professional associations listed in the table below. The MOU provides a framework for both organisations to mutually engage and proactively share information on matters of mutual interest (that can be legally shared). This may include matters relating to:

  • compliance with the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), including the Code of Professional Conduct
  • continuing professional education/development opportunities
  • intelligence, operational matters and de-identified data trends.
Recognised professional association Date MOU signed
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) 11 November 2020
CPA Australia 8 October 2020
Australian Bookkeepers Association Ltd (ABA) 13 August 2020
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) 25 June 2020

 

Last modified: 1 April 2022