25 Aug 1010 Time is running out - use simple options to apply now
In a media release issued on 24 August 2010, the Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB), Dale Boucher, reminded tax agent service providers, BAS preparers or bookkeepers who provide tax services for a fee or other reward, that they need to be registered with the TPB to continue to operate legally.
"The law now requires tax agents and BAS agents to be registered with the TPB if you are providing tax agent services for a fee or other reward. The transitional application for tax agents, or the notification option for BAS agents, are the simplest ways to apply for registration," Mr Boucher said.
The Board encourages those who may need to register, to act now and apply online at http://www.tpb.gov.au by 31 August 2010. Other registration options will be available after this date, however, they do not offer the same advantages as the transitional options which expire on 31 August 2010.