The Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board, Dale Boucher, has issued a further message dated 29 March 2010. In his message, he foreshadows consultation that is about to take place:
"Consultation with tax agents and BAS agents about new requirements that affect them is important to the Board. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing material on this website dealing with a number of professional practice issues and educational requirements. You will have 60 days to provide feedback to the Board. Comments provided during this consultation period will be considered by the Board prior to determining its final position. Please take the time to consider these exposure drafts.
Exposure drafts to be released:
- Fit and proper
- Code of Professional Conduct
- What is a course in Australian taxation law.
We will also be endeavouring to provide information about courses in commercial law, accounting courses and on GST/BAS taxation principles as soon as possible."
Mr Boucher also gave a speech on 19 Mar 2010 to the Reckon Accredited Partner Conference held on the Gold Coast, Queensland.