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Program 1.2 Tax Practitioners Board


The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is an independent statutory body. It is responsible for the general administration of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and for registration and regulation of tax practitioners, including tax agents, business activity statement (BAS) agents and tax (financial) advisers.

Due to its operational independence and statutory obligations, the TPB has produced its own annual report, which is available at tpb.gov.au.


The purpose of the TPB is to ensure that tax practitioner services are provided to the public in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Annual performance statement

The annual performance statement for the TPB is included in the Tax Practitioners Board annual report 2020–21.

This year’s performance criteria for the TPB are set out on page 205 of the Australian Taxation Office Budget Statements (in the Treasury PBS) and pages 7–11 of the Tax Practitioners Board corporate plan 2020–21.