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Report unregistered agent activities

Report unregistered service provider activities

If you suspect someone is providing tax agent or BAS services, or advertising the provision of these services, without being registered, please make a complaint. With tax time approaching, if you notice any activities, including online advertisements by a potentially unregistered agent, please report it to us.

You can check if a tax or BAS agent is registered by searching on the TPB Register or looking for their Registered tax practitioner symbol.

We investigate unregistered agent activities and take appropriate action to ensure people comply with the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.

We will follow our compliance model principles to determine the appropriate course of action in addressing these matters. Depending on the level of risk, our approach may include educating unregistered agents with a view to modifying their behaviour. In serious cases we can take the matter to the Federal Court. Our compliance case studies and media releases highlight the action we have taken against unregistered agents.


Last modified: 24 June 2016