Continuing professional education (CPE) is now a requirement for renewal of registration. This means that when renewing registration, an agent must demonstrate that he or she has completed CPE that meets the Tax Practitioners Board’s requirements.
Complying with the CPE requirements will also assist to maintain knowledge and skills relevant to the tax agent, BAS or tax (financial) advice services the agent provides, which is one of the obligations under the Code of Professional Conduct.
Agents should ensure that records of their CPE activities are maintained.
Transitional arrangements for CPE are available if you were registered as a tax agent or BAS agent as at 31 December 2013. If you meet this requirement and you make a renewal application between 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2016, you will only need to have read and understood the information in the Board’s CPE policy to meet the CPE registration renewal requirement. This arrangement can be used only once.
For all registration renewal applications made from 1 July 2016, tax and BAS agents will be required to have met the full CPE requirements set out in the Board’s CPE policy.
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