The TPB are taking action against unregistered agents

Justice Rangiah of the Federal Court of Australia required that Mr Kent Hacker of Stafford, Brisbane, undertake that he could not provide tax or BAS agent services for a fee as he was not registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Chief Executive of the TPB, Mr Michael O’Neill, said “unregistered advisers put their clients at risk by offering poor tax services, lodging false tax statements and potentially exposing them to thousands in taxes and penalties”.

Mr O’Neill urged taxpayers seeking tax advice to engage a professional registered with the TPB and checking the
TPB Register .

It is good to see the TPB in action to ensure that individuals providing tax and or BAS services are registered to ensure the best outcomes for consumers and a level playing field for tax professionals.