16 Aug 2019 Regarding Member 202’s comment ‘ATO under-performance’
The ATO uses a range of approaches where we identify agent behaviours that fall below required professional standards. Referral to the TPB is one possible action.
The number of referrals made to the TPB is only one of a range of measures we use to assess the impact ATO strategies are having on tax agent behaviour.
Since 2017 the ATO has made 277 referrals to the TPB resulting in 34 agents having their registrations terminated. We also regularly exchange information with the TPB with over 1500 exchanges occurring since 2017.