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Getting your practice ready for the new Tax Agent regulatory scheme paper


This paper covers:

  • registration requirements and transitional arrangements
  • implications for the structures that can be used including trusts, partnerships and companies
  • adequate supervision and control of employees and contractors
  • what you need to do if you are outsourcing to related entities, Australian entities and offshore entities
  • your obligations under the Code of Professional Conduct
  • updating engagement letters and ensuring instructions are adequate
  • safe harbour provisions for your clients
  • penalties for taxpayers relying on tax agents versus sanctions on tax agents for breach of the Code
  • how to keep up-to-date. 

Author profile

Prof Michael Dirkis CTA
Michael is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD on Australian international taxation and is a noted researcher, having authored Is it Australia's? Residency and Source Analysed (2005, Australian Tax Research Foundation), as well as authoring and co-authoring over 590 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms. He continues his involvement as a member of the Treasury's Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and the Education Committee of the Tax Practitioners Board. He was awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association's Graham Hill medal in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the teaching of taxation law and policy" on 21 January 2010. - Current at 29 October 2012
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