Registering as an individual tax (financial) adviser
If you provide tax advice or advice on tax consequences as part of your financial advice to clients for a fee or reward, you must be registered with us as a tax (financial) adviser.
Requirements for registration
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must be a fit and proper person.
- You maintain, or will be able to maintain, professional indemnity insurance that meets our requirements.
- You must meet the qualifications and relevant experience requirements. This includes that:
- you are an Australian financial services (AFS) licensee or a representative of an AFS licensee at the time of your application, or
- you have been an AFS licensee or a representative of an AFS licensee within the 90 days preceding your application.
Applying for registration
You must complete an online application and provide the supporting documentation.
|Checklist - required application information|
For further details and a list of other acceptable POI documents, refer to Proof of identity checks for tax practitioners
You can use our online tool to check your qualifications. If you assess or have previously assessed your qualifications using this tool, enter your enquiry number in the form to import the details you previously provided.
The application fee is $563 and not subject to GST. You must pay the application fee in full when you apply for registration.
Payment details, including your reference number are provided in the online application form.
The application fee is subject to a consumer price index adjustment on 1 July each year.
After lodging your application
We will advise you after the decision is made to either grant or reject your application.
If your application is granted, you will be registered for at least three years from the date we make our decision. We will:
- advise you of any condition(s) we impose on your registration
- include details of your registration on the TPB Register
- notify the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) of our decision to grant your registration.
If your application is rejected, we will:
- advise you of the reasons for our decision and of your appeal rights
- notify ASIC and ATO of our decision to reject your application.
- Qualifications and experience for tax (financial) advisers
- Relevant experience for tax (financial) advisers
- Fit and proper
- Code of Professional Conduct
- Professional indemnity insurance for tax (financial) advisers
- Changes of tax (financial) adviser details or circumstances
- Continuing professional education for tax (financial) advisers
Last modified: 1 July 2021