18 Jun 13 Tax agent registration eligibility
Persons who apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board through the “diploma or higher award” and “work experience” eligibility avenues, including renewal, from 1 March 2013, and who had been previously registered under the former tax agent services regime, will not have to complete a course in commercial law. The Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 have been amended to remove the requirement for an applicant to have successfully completed a course in commercial law that has been endorsed by the TPB, where the applicant was registered under the previous regime: Tax Administration and Tax Agent Services Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (SLI 2013 No 130; registered 17 June 2013).
This recognises that certain tax agents who were registered under the former tax agent services regime had not previously been required to complete an endorsed commercial law course.
This amendment does not affect persons who never registered under the former tax agent services regime.