The author of this paper has been involved in the process since the Taxation Institute of Australia approached the Commissioner of Taxation in 1992 to suggest that the 1942 legislation was outdated and that a review of the regime for regulating tax practitioners should be undertaken. This paper addresses:
an overview of the new regime
the code of professional conduct
the disciplinary powers.
Prof Gordon Cooper CTA Life
Professor Cooper is a Chartered Accountant in sole practice at Cooper & Co. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law (incorporating the Australian School of Taxation) at the University of New South Wales. In June 2003, he was awarded an AM in the Queen’s birthday honours for “Services to the tax profession and to the community as an adviser on national taxation and legislative reform, and through education and professional organisations”. Together with Chris Evans and Kirk Wilson, he is an author of the Australian CGT Handbook, now in its seventh edition. Current at 11 March 2016
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