How to register as a BAS or a Tax Agent in Australia
17th October 2017 – 10.42am
Did you know that our FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping can help you satisfy your primary qualification requirement in your BAS or tax agent registration application?
All BAS and tax agents in Australia must be registered with the Australian Government’s Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) to provide BAS or tax agent services for a fee or other reward. This provides consumers with the assurance that they are dealing with responsible, qualified and skilled personnel who adhere to a strict code of conduct.
An individual, a partnership, or a company can apply for registration with the TPB.
An individual, each individual partner, or each director of a company applying for registration must:
A partnership or a company applying for registration must also:
Additionally, if there is a company partner in a partnership:
To be eligible for registration, an applicant must satisfy TPB’s fit and proper person requirement. The fit and proper person applies to all individual applicants, each partner in a partnership, and each director in a company.
In deciding whether an individual is a fit and proper person, the following is considered:
To become a registered BAS or tax agent, individual applicants must satisfy certain qualifications and experience requirements as set out in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009. Did you know that our FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping can help you satisfy your primary qualification requirement in your BAS or tax agent registration application?
The following table summarises the qualification and experience requirement:
Source: Taxation Practitioner Board website
You can find out more about TPB registration here:
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