TPB moves to ensure tax practitioners have met their tax obligations

On 11 December 2018 the TPB issued notification to registered tax and BAS agents that they must lodge any outstanding income tax or BAS related obligations and at least have payment arrangements in place for any outstanding tax liabilities. This include obligations for the individual as well as their trading entity.

Since that notification, half of those registered agents with outstanding obligations have brought their affairs in order. There remains 649 registered agents with outstanding tax payments and 58 with both overdue lodgements and payments.

The TPB will now commence further investigations, possibly including disciplinary actions, with those agents with remaining overdue and outstanding tax related obligations.

If you are in doubt as to whether your lodgements and payments are up to date, you can contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for individuals or 13 28 66 for non-individuals for clarification.

If you have outstanding obligations you need to lodge your returns, pay the outstanding liabilities or contact the ATO to make a payment arrangement. You can read more from the TPB here .