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Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009

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SLI 2009 No. 314 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Tax Agent Services Amendment (Tax (Financial) Advisers) Regulation 2014
These Regulations prescribe, among other things, the qualifications and relevant experience requirements for registration as a tax agent or BAS agent.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 25 Jul 2014
Start Date 24 Jul 2014
End Date 09 May 2016
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Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009

Select Legislative Instrument No. 314, 2009 as amended

made under the

Tax Agent Services Act 2009

Compilation start date:                     24 July 2014

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 115, 2014

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 as in force on 24 July 2014. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 24 July 2014.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details are included in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled law has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

Part 1A—Recognition of professional associations                                           3

4............ Purpose of Part................................................................................... 3

Division 1—Recognised BAS agent association                                             3

4A......... Application for recognition as recognised BAS agent association...... 3

4B......... When Board must consider application............................................... 3

4C......... Recognition of organisation as recognised BAS agent association—1 March 2010 to 28 February 2013               3

4D......... Recognition of organisation as recognised BAS agent association—on and after 1 March 2013             4

4E.......... Notice to Board if recognised BAS agent association ceases to meet requirement of recognition            5

4F.......... Notice if Board requests...................................................................... 5

4G......... Termination of recognition of recognised BAS agent association....... 6

Division 2—Recognised tax agent association                                                8

5............ Application for recognition as recognised tax agent association.......... 8

5A......... When Board must consider application............................................... 8

5B......... Recognition of organisation as recognised tax agent association......... 8

5C......... Notice to Board if recognised tax agent association ceases to meet requirement of recognition                9

5D......... Notice if Board requests...................................................................... 9

5E.......... Termination of recognition of recognised tax agent association........ 10

Division 2A—Recognised tax (financial) adviser association               12

5F.......... Application for recognition as recognised tax (financial) adviser association           12

5G......... When Board must consider application............................................. 12

5H......... Recognition of organisation as recognised tax (financial) adviser association          12

5J.......... Notice to Board if recognised tax (financial) adviser association ceases to meet requirement of recognition            13

5K......... Notice if Board requests.................................................................... 13

5L.......... Termination of recognition of recognised tax (financial) adviser association            14

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                       16

6............ Publication of notice on Board’s website.......................................... 16

6A......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 16

Part 2—Registration                                                                                                           18

7............ Eligibility for registration as BAS agent—prescribed requirements.. 18

8............ Eligibility for registration as tax agent—prescribed requirements..... 18

8A......... Eligibility for registration as tax (financial) adviser—prescribed requirements         18

9............ Application for registration—processing fees................................... 18

Part 3—Investigations                                                                                                       20

10.......... Power to require witnesses to attend—allowances and expenses...... 20

Part 4—The Tax Practitioners Board                                                                     21

11.......... Administrative assistance to the Board.............................................. 21

12.......... Register of registered and deregistered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers    22

Part 5—Matters specified for Dictionary in Act                                               24

13.......... Specified services that are not tax agent services............................... 24

Schedule 1—Requirements to become a recognised association       27

Part 1—Recognised BAS agent association                                                         27

Part 2—Recognised tax agent association                                                             29

Part 3—Recognised tax (financial) adviser association                                 32

Schedule 2—Eligibility for registration as BAS agent, tax agent or tax (financial) adviser: prescribed requirements                                35

Part 1—BAS agents                                                                                                            35

Division 1—Requirements                                                                                        35

Division 2—Meaning of relevant experience                                                 37

Part 2—Tax agents                                                                                                              38

Division 1—Requirements                                                                                        38

Division 2—Meaning of relevant experience                                                 41

Part 3—Tax (financial) advisers                                                                                 42

Division 1—Requirements                                                                                        42

Division 2—Definitions                                                                                              45

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    46

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            46

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                48

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             49

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           50

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                          52

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]                                                                         52

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                             52

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]                                                                        52

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009.

2  Commencement

                   These Regulations commence as follows:

                     (a)  on the day after they are registered—regulations 1 to 3 and 11;

                     (b)  on the commencement of Part 2 of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009—the remainder.

3  Definitions

                   In these Regulations:

Act means the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.

Board means the Tax Practitioners Board established by section 60‑5 of the Act.

recognised BAS agent association means an organisation recognised by the Board under regulation 4A.

recognised tax agent association means an organisation recognised by the Board under regulation 5A.

recognised tax (financial) adviser association means an organisation recognised by the Board under regulation 5H.

requirements for recognition means:

                     (a)  for a recognised BAS agent association—the requirements mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 1; or

                     (b)  for a recognised tax agent association—the requirements mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 1; or

                     (c)  for a recognised tax (financial) adviser association—the requirements mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 1.

secretary means the secretary of the Board, and includes, in his or her absence, a person who for the time being performs the duties of the secretary.

Note:          Under subsection 90‑1(2) of the Act, expressions in the Act (other than the expression “this Act”) have the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Therefore several other words and expressions used in these Regulations have the meaning given by the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. For example:

(a)    stapled entity

(b)    taxation law

(c)    under common ownership.

Part 1ARecognition of professional associations

4  Purpose of Part

                   For section 20‑10 of the Act, this Part provides for a system to allow the Board to accredit professional associations for the purposes of recognising professional qualifications and experience that are relevant to the registration of individuals as registered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers.

Division 1Recognised BAS agent association

4A  Application for recognition as recognised BAS agent association

                   An organisation seeking recognition as a recognised BAS agent association must apply to the Board for recognition using a form approved by the Board.

4B  When Board must consider application

                   The Board must consider an application for recognition as a recognised BAS agent association as soon as practicable after receiving the application.

4C  Recognition of organisation as recognised BAS agent association—1 March 2010 to 28 February 2013

             (1)  In the period beginning on 1 March 2010 and ending on 28 February 2013, the Board must recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association if:

                     (a)  the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS agent association; or

                     (b)  the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS agent association other than the requirement mentioned in item 109 of Schedule 1.

             (2)  In the period beginning on 1 March 2010 and ending on 28 February 2013, the Board may recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association if the organisation:

                     (a)  meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS agent association other than the requirement mentioned in item 108 of Schedule 1; or

                     (b)  meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS agent association other than the requirements mentioned in items 108 and 109 of Schedule 1.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(a) provides that a decision, under this regulation, not to recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

4D  Recognition of organisation as recognised BAS agent association—on and after 1 March 2013

             (1)  This regulation applies on and after 1 March 2013.

             (2)  The Board must recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS organisation.

             (3)  The Board may recognise an organisation, after considering the matters set out in subregulation (4), if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised BAS agent association other than either or both of the requirements mentioned in item 108 or 109 of Schedule 1.

             (4)  For subregulation (3), the Board must have regard to:

                     (a)  the purposes of the Act; and

                     (b)  the role of recognised BAS agent associations under these Regulations.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A (a) provides that a decision, under this regulation, not to recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

4E  Notice to Board if recognised BAS agent association ceases to meet requirement of recognition

                   If a recognised BAS agent association ceases to meet a requirement for recognition that applies to the association, it:

                     (a)  must give the Board written notice that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (b)  must give the notice not later than 30 days after the day on which the association becomes aware, or ought to have become aware, that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (c)  may make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised BAS agent associations under these Regulations.

4F  Notice if Board requests

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a recognised BAS agent association was recognised under subregulation 4D(3); and

                     (b)  the Board gives the association a written request that the association tell the Board the reasons why it is still appropriate for the association to be recognised under subregulation 4D(3).

             (2)  The recognised BAS agent association must:

                     (a)  notify the Board in writing whether, in the association’s view, the recognition is still appropriate having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised BAS agent associations under these Regulations; and

                     (b)  give the notice not later than 30 days after receiving the Board’s request.

4G  Termination of recognition of recognised BAS agent association

             (1)  The Board may terminate the recognition of a recognised BAS agent association if:

                     (a)  the association has not given the Board notice under regulation 4E or 4F; or

                     (b)  the Board has reasonable grounds for believing the association has ceased to meet the requirements for recognition for the association and the Board is not satisfied that it is appropriate for the association to be recognised having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised BAS agent associations under these Regulations.

             (2)  Before terminating the recognition of an association, the Board must give the association written notice:

                     (a)  that it believes that the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (b)  the reasons why it believes the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (c)  inviting the association to make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated.

             (3)  The written notice must specify a reasonable period within which the association may provide a submission.

             (4)  In considering whether to terminate the association’s recognition, the Board must:

                     (a)  have regard to any submission made by the association:

                              (i)  under paragraph 4E(c); or

                             (ii)  in response to an invitation by the Board for the submission under paragraph (2)(c); and

                     (b)  make a decision as soon as practicable after:

                              (i)  receiving the submission in response to the invitation by the Board under paragraph (2)(c); or

                             (ii)  if no such submission has been received within the period specified for making the submission—the end of the period specified for making the submission.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(b) provides that a decision, under this regulation,  to terminate a recognised BAS agent association’s recognition is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

Division 2Recognised tax agent association

5  Application for recognition as recognised tax agent association

                   An organisation seeking recognition as a recognised tax agent association must apply to the Board for recognition using a form approved by the Board.

5A  When Board must consider application

                   The Board must consider an application for recognition as a recognised tax agent association as soon as practicable after receiving the application.

5B  Recognition of organisation as recognised tax agent association

             (1)  The Board must recognise an organisation as a recognised tax agent association if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised tax agent association.

             (2)  The Board may recognise an organisation, after considering the matters set out in subregulation (3), if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised tax agent association other than the requirements mentioned in item 209 or 210 of Schedule 1.

             (3)  For subregulation (2), the Board must have regard to:

                     (a)  the purposes of the Act; and

                     (b)  the role of recognised tax agent associations under these Regulations.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(c) provides that a decision, under this regulation, not to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax agent association is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

5C  Notice to Board if recognised tax agent association ceases to meet requirement of recognition

                   If a recognised tax agent association ceases to meet a requirement for recognition that applies to the association, it:

                     (a)  must give the Board written notice that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (b)  must give the notice not later than 30 days after the day on which the association becomes aware, or ought to have become aware, that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (c)  may make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax agent associations under these Regulations.

5D  Notice if Board requests

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a recognised tax agent association was recognised under subregulation 5B(2); and

                     (b)  the Board gives the association a written request that the association tells the Board the reasons why it is still appropriate for the association to be recognised under subregulation 5B(2).

             (2)  The recognised tax agent association must:

                     (a)  notify the Board in writing whether, in the association’s view, the recognition is still appropriate having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax agent associations under these Regulations; and

                     (b)  give the notice not later than 30 days after receiving the Board’s request.

5E  Termination of recognition of recognised tax agent association

             (1)  The Board may terminate the recognition of a recognised tax agent association if:

                     (a)  the association has not given the Board notice under regulation 5C or 5D; or

                     (b)  the Board has reasonable grounds for believing the association has ceased to meet the requirements for recognition for the association and the Board is not satisfied that it is appropriate for the association to be recognised having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax agent associations under these Regulations.

             (2)  Before terminating the recognition of an association, the Board must give the association written notice:

                     (a)  that it believes that the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (b)  the reasons why it believes the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (c)  inviting the association to make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated.

             (3)  The written notice must specify a reasonable period within which the association may provide a submission.

             (4)  In considering whether to terminate the association’s recognition, the Board must:

                     (a)  have regard to any submission made by the association:

                              (i)  under paragraph 5C(c); or

                             (ii)  in response to an invitation by the Board for the submission under paragraph (2)(c); and

                     (b)  make a decision as soon as practicable after:

                              (i)  receiving the submission in response to the invitation by the Board under paragraph (2)(c); or

                             (ii)  if no such submission has been received within the period specified for making the submission—the end of the period specified for making the submission.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(d) provides that a decision, under this regulation, to terminate a recognised tax agent association’s recognition is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

Division 2ARecognised tax (financial) adviser association

5F  Application for recognition as recognised tax (financial) adviser association

                   An organisation seeking recognition as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association must apply to the Board for recognition using a form approved by the Board.

5G  When Board must consider application

                   The Board must consider an application for recognition as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association as soon as practicable after receiving the application.

5H  Recognition of organisation as recognised tax (financial) adviser association

             (1)  The Board must recognise an organisation as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised tax (financial adviser) association.

             (2)  The Board may recognise an organisation, after having regard to the matters set out in subregulation (3), if the organisation meets the requirements for recognition for a recognised tax (financial) adviser association other than the requirements mentioned in item 309 or 310 of Schedule 1.

             (3)  For subregulation (2), the Board must have regard to:

                     (a)  the purposes of the Act; and

                     (b)  the role of recognised tax (financial) adviser associations under these Regulations.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(e) provides that a decision, under this regulation, not to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

5J  Notice to Board if recognised tax (financial) adviser association ceases to meet requirement of recognition

                   If a recognised tax (financial) adviser association ceases to meet a requirement for recognition that applies to the association, it:

                     (a)  must give the Board written notice that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (b)  must give the notice not later than 30 days after the day on which the association becomes aware, or ought to have become aware, that it no longer meets the requirement; and

                     (c)  may make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax (financial) adviser associations under these Regulations.

5K  Notice if Board requests

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a recognised tax (financial) association was recognised under subregulation 5H(2); and

                     (b)  the Board gives the association a written request that the association tells the Board the reasons why it is still appropriate for the association to be recognised under subregulation 5H(2).

             (2)  The recognised tax (financial) adviser association must:

                     (a)  notify the Board in writing whether, in the association’s view, the recognition is still appropriate having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax (financial) adviser associations under these Regulations; and

                     (b)  give the notice not later than 30 days after receiving the Board’s request.

5L  Termination of recognition of recognised tax (financial) adviser association

             (1)  The Board may terminate the recognition of a recognised tax (financial) adviser association if:

                     (a)  the association has not given the Board written notice under regulation 5J or 5K; or

                     (b)  the Board has reasonable grounds for believing the association has ceased to meet the requirements for recognition for the association and the Board is not satisfied that it is appropriate for the association to be recognised having regard to:

                              (i)  the purposes of the Act; and

                             (ii)  the role of recognised tax (financial) adviser associations under these Regulations.

             (2)  Before terminating the recognition of an association, the Board must give the association written notice:

                     (a)  stating that it believes that the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (b)  stating the reasons why it believes the association’s recognition should be terminated; and

                     (c)  inviting the association to make a written submission to the Board about why the association’s recognition should not be terminated.

             (3)  The written notice must specify a reasonable period within which the association may provide a submission.

             (4)  In considering whether to terminate the association’s recognition, the Board must:

                     (a)  have regard to any submission made by the association:

                              (i)  under paragraph 5J(c); or

                             (ii)  in response to an invitation by the Board for the submission under paragraph (2)(c); and

                     (b)  make a decision as soon as practicable after:

                              (i)  receiving the submission in response to the invitation by the Board under paragraph (2)(c); or

                             (ii)  if no such submission has been received within the period specified for making the submission—the end of the period specified for making the submission.

Note 1:       Paragraph 6A(f) provides that a decision, under this regulation, to terminate a recognised tax (financial) adviser association’s recognition is a reviewable decision.

Note 2:       Section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 requires a person who makes a reviewable decision to give a person whose interests are directly affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed.

Division 3Miscellaneous

6  Publication of notice on Board’s website

                   The Board must publish notice of the following decisions on its website:

                     (a)  a decision by the Board to recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association under regulation 4C or 4D;

                     (b)  a decision by the Board to terminate the recognition of a recognised BAS agent association under regulation 4G;

                     (c)  a decision by the Board to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax agent association under regulation 5B;

                     (d)  a decision by the Board to terminate the recognition of a recognised tax agent association under regulation 5E;

                     (e)  a decision by the Board to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association under regulation 5H;

                      (f)  a decision by the Board to terminate the recognition of a recognised tax (financial) adviser association under regulation 5L.

6A  Review of decisions

                   Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of any of the following decisions of the Board:

                     (a)  a decision not to recognise an organisation as a recognised BAS agent association under regulation 4C or 4D;

                     (b)  a decision to terminate a recognised BAS agent association’s recognition under regulation 4G;

                     (c)  a decision not to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax agent association under regulation 5B;

                     (d)  a decision to terminate a recognised tax agent association’s recognition under regulation 5E;

                     (e)  a decision not to recognise an organisation as a recognised tax (financial) adviser association under regulation 5H;

                      (f)  a decision by the Board to terminate a recognised tax (financial) adviser association’s recognition under regulation 5L.

Part 2Registration

  

7  Eligibility for registration as BAS agent—prescribed requirements

                   For paragraph 20‑5(1)(b) of the Act, in respect of registration as a registered BAS agent, an individual must meet at least one of the requirements set out in Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 2.

8  Eligibility for registration as tax agent—prescribed requirements

                   For paragraph 20‑5(1)(b) of the Act, in respect of registration as a registered tax agent, an individual must meet at least one of the requirements set out in Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 2.

8A  Eligibility for registration as tax (financial) adviser—prescribed requirements

                   For paragraph 20‑5(1)(b) of the Act, in respect of registration as a registered tax (financial) adviser, an individual must meet at least one of the requirements set out in Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 2.

9  Application for registration—processing fees

                   For paragraph 20‑20(2)(b) of the Act, the fee for an application to the Board for registration is set out in the following table.

Note:          The period of registration is for at least 3 years: see subsection 20‑25(4) of the Act. Registration may be renewed with effect from when current registration expires: see section 20‑50 of the Act.

 

Item

For an application for this type of registration …

the fee is …

1

Registration as a tax agent who carries on a business as a tax agent

$500

2

Registration as a tax agent who does not carry on a business as a tax agent

$250

3

Registration as a BAS agent who carries on a business as a BAS agent

$100

4

Registration as a BAS agent who does not carry on a business as a BAS agent

$50

5

Registration as a tax (financial) adviser who carries on a business as a tax (financial) adviser

$400

6

Registration as a tax (financial) adviser who does not carry on a business as a tax (financial) adviser

$200

Part 3Investigations

  

10  Power to require witnesses to attend—allowances and expenses

                   For subsections 60‑105(2) and (3) of the Act, the allowances and expenses payable to a person who is required, under subsection 60‑105(1) of the Act, to attend an investigation are set out in the following table.

 

Item

Person

Allowances and expenses

1

Person required to attend to give evidence because of that person’s professional, scientific or other special skill or knowledge

In respect of each day on which the person attends, the amount specified in the High Court Rules 2004 in relation to the expenses of a witness of that kind

2

Person not mentioned in item 1

In respect of each day on which the person attends, the amount specified in the High Court Rules 2004 in relation to the expenses of a witness of that kind

3

Person mentioned in item 1 or 2, giving skilled evidence

In addition to the amount payable to the person under item 1 or 2, an amount that the Board considers reasonable and properly incurred and paid for qualifying to give skilled evidence


4

Person mentioned in item 1 or 2

In addition to the amount payable to the person under item 1 or 2, and any amount payable under item 3:

(a) an amount that the Board considers reasonable for the actual cost of the person’s conveyance; and

(b) an amount that the Board considers reasonable for sustenance or maintenance

Part 4The Tax Practitioners Board

  

11  Administrative assistance to the Board

             (1)  For section 60‑80 of the Act:

                     (a)  the Commissioner must, after consulting the Board, make available to the Board a person:

                              (i)  engaged under the Public Service Act 1999; and

                             (ii)  performing duties in the Australian Taxation Office;

                            to be the secretary of the Board; and

                     (b)  the Commissioner must make available to the Board persons:

                              (i)  engaged under the Public Service Act 1999; and

                             (ii)  performing duties in the Australian Taxation Office;

                            to provide administrative assistance to the Board; and

                     (c)  the Commissioner is to determine the number of persons having regard to:

                              (i)  the number of persons who would be required to enable the Board to perform its functions and exercise its powers under the Act; and

                             (ii)  the funding that has been allocated, as agreed between the Commissioner and the Board, for the purpose of allowing the Board to perform its functions and exercise its powers under the Act.

Note 1:       Subregulation (1) does not prevent other persons, who are not engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 or who are not performing duties in the Australian Taxation Office from being engaged to perform services related to the performance of the Board’s functions and the exercise of its powers (for example, contractors involved in the establishment of IT systems).

Note 2:       For paragraph (1)(c), the Commissioner also has obligations to promote the efficient, effective and ethical use of Commonwealth resources under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

             (2)  The secretary must:

                     (a)  attend all meetings of the Board; and

                     (b)  keep a record of the proceedings of the Board.

             (3)  A certificate or other instrument given or issued by the Board is taken to be sufficiently authenticated if signed by the secretary on behalf of the Board.

             (4)  The secretary may, in writing, delegate any of his or her powers and functions (other than this power of delegation) to a person who has been made available to the Board under paragraph (1)(b).

12  Register of registered and deregistered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers

             (1)  For subsection 60‑135(2) of the Act, the register of registered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers required by paragraph 60‑135(1)(a) of the Act must include the following information for each registered tax agent, BAS agent and tax (financial) adviser:

                     (a)  the name of the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser;

                     (b)  the contact details of the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser;

                     (c)  any relevant professional affiliation of the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser;

                     (d)  the duration of the registration of the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser;

                     (e)  any condition to which the registration of the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser is subject;

                      (f)  any sanction (other than a caution or termination) that has been imposed by the Board on the registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser.

Note:          Subregulation (3) explains the information that must be placed on the register of entities in relation to the termination of the registration of a registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser.

             (2)  Information on the register of registered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers that relates to a sanction (other than a caution or termination) that has been imposed by the Board on a registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser must be kept on the register for the longer of:

                     (a)  12 months starting on the day on which the sanction is imposed; and

                     (b)  the period during which the sanction has effect.

             (3)  For subsection 60‑135(2) of the Act, the register of entities who were registered tax agents, BAS agents or tax (financial) advisers, and whose registration has been terminated in certain circumstances required by paragraph 60‑135(1)(b) of the Act, must include the following information for each entity:

                     (a)  the name of the entity;

                     (b)  the contact details of the entity;

                     (c)  the date of effect of the termination of the entity’s registration;

                     (d)  the reason for the termination of the entity’s registration.

             (4)  The register of registered tax agents , BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers may include other information that is relevant to the operation of the arrangements for the registration of tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers.

Part 5Matters specified for Dictionary in Act

  

13  Specified services that are not tax agent services

             (1)  For subsection 90‑5(2) of the Act, the following services are specified:

                     (a)  a service provided by an auditor of a self‑managed superannuation fund under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993;

                     (b)  a service provided by an entity to a related entity;

                     (c)  a service provided by a related entity of an entity (the first entity) to another related entity of the first entity;

                     (d)  a service provided by a trustee of a trust (or a related entity of the trustee) to the trust, or a member of the trust, in relation to the trust;

                     (e)  a service provided by a trustee of a trust (or a related entity of the trustee) to a wholly owned or controlled entity of the trust in relation to the entity;

                      (f)  a service provided by a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme (or a related entity of the responsible entity, the manager of the managed investment scheme or the operator of the managed investment scheme) to the scheme, or a member of the scheme, in relation to the scheme;

                     (g)  a service provided by a partner in a partnership (or a related entity of the partner) to another partner of the partnership in relation to the partnership;

                     (h)  a service provided by a member of a joint venture (or a related entity of the member) to another member of the joint venture or an entity established to pursue the joint venture:

                              (i)  in accordance with a written agreement; and

                             (ii)  in relation to the joint venture;

                      (i)  a service that is a custodial or depository service provided by a financial services licensee or an authorised representative of the licensee;

                      (j)  a service provided by an entity (the first entity) to an entity previously owned by the first entity (the second entity) in relation to the second entity’s obligations under a taxation law for the income year in which it was sold by the first entity;

                     (k)  a service that is required, by a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, to be provided only by an actuary;

                      (l)  a service provided by an actuary in relation to either or both of the following:

                              (i)  a defined benefit superannuation scheme;

                             (ii)  an allocation from a reserve in a superannuation scheme other than a defined benefit superannuation scheme.

             (2)  For subsection 90‑5(2) of the Act, and for the period beginning on the day on which this regulation commences and ending on 30 June 2014, a service that is financial product advice is specified if it is:

                     (a)  provided by a financial services licensee or an authorised representative of the licensee; and

                     (b)  accompanied by a statement that:

                              (i)  the provider of the advice is not a registered tax agent under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009; and

                             (ii)  if the receiver of the advice intends to rely on the advice to satisfy liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law, the receiver should request advice from a registered tax agent.

             (3)  In this regulation:

actuary has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

associated entity has the meaning given by section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001.

authorised representative has the meaning given by section 761A of the Corporations Act 2001.

custodial or depository service has the meaning given by section 761A of the Corporations Act 2001.

defined benefit superannuation scheme has the meaning given by section 6A of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.

financial product advice has the meaning given by section 761A of the Corporations Act 2001.

financial services licensee has the meaning given by section 761A of the Corporations Act 2001.

managed investment scheme has the meaning given by section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001.

related entity, in relation to an entity, means:

                     (a)  an associated entity of the entity; or

                     (b)  an entity under common ownership with the entity; or

                     (c)  a stapled entity of the entity or an associated entity of the stapled entity; or

                     (d)  an entity connected with the entity (within the meaning of section 328‑125 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, applied as if references in section 328‑125 to a control percentage of 40% were references to a control percentage of 50%).

superannuation scheme has the meaning given by section 6 of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.


Schedule 1Requirements to become a recognised association

Note:       See regulations 4C, 4D, 5B and 5H.

Part 1Recognised BAS agent association

           101  The organisation is a non‑profit organisation.

           102  The organisation has adequate corporate governance and operational procedures to ensure that:

                     (a)  it is properly managed; and

                     (b)  its internal rules are enforced.

           103  The organisation has professional and ethical standards for its voting members, including terms to the effect that:

                     (a)  voting members must undertake at least 15 hours of continuing professional education each year; and

                     (b)  voting members must be of good fame, integrity and character; and

                     (c)  each voting member is subject to rules controlling the member’s conduct in the practice of his or her profession; and

                     (d)  each voting member is subject to discipline for breaches of those rules; and

                     (e)  if a voting member is permitted by that organisation to be in public practice, the voting member has professional indemnity insurance.

           104  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for:

                     (a)  notifying clients of its members, or of members of its member bodies, about how to make complaints; and

                     (b)  receiving, hearing and deciding those complaints; and

                     (c)  taking disciplinary action if complaints are justified.

           105  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for publishing annual statistics about:

                     (a)  the kinds and frequency of complaints (except complaints under the Act about entities registered under the Act); and

                     (b)  findings made as a result of the complaints; and

                     (c)  action taken as a result of those findings.

           106  The organisation is able to pay its debts as they fall due.

           107  The management of the organisation:

                     (a)  is required to be accountable to its members; and

                     (b)  is required to abide by the corporate governance and operational procedures of the organisation.

           108  The organisation has at least 1 000 voting members, of whom at least 500 are registered BAS agents.

           109  Each voting member of the organisation has been awarded at least a Certificate IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping), or a Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting), from:

                     (a)  a registered training organisation; or

                     (b)  an equivalent institution.

Part 2Recognised tax agent association

           201  The organisation is a non‑profit organisation.

           202  The organisation has adequate corporate governance and operational procedures to ensure that:

                     (a)  it is properly managed; and

                     (b)  its internal rules are enforced.

           203  The organisation has professional and ethical standards for its voting members, including terms to the effect that:

                     (a)  voting members must undertake an appropriate number of hours of continuing professional education each year, having regard to the circumstances and requirements of the members; and

                     (b)  voting members must be of good fame, integrity and character; and

                     (c)  each voting member is subject to rules controlling the member’s conduct in the practice of his or her profession; and

                     (d)  each voting member is subject to discipline for breaches of those rules; and

                     (e)  if a voting member is permitted by that organisation to be in public practice, the voting member has professional indemnity insurance.

Note:          The appropriate number of hours of education each year may differ for members who have particular qualifications, areas of expertise or professional experience.

           204  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for:

                     (a)  notifying clients of its members, or of members of its member bodies, about how to make complaints; and

                     (b)  receiving, hearing and deciding those complaints; and

                     (c)  taking disciplinary action if complaints are justified.

           205  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for publishing annual statistics about:

                     (a)  the kinds and frequency of complaints made to the organisation (except complaints under the Act about entities registered under the Act); and

                     (b)  findings made as a result of the complaints; and

                     (c)  action taken as a result of those findings.

           206  The organisation is able to pay its debts as they fall due.

           207  The management of the organisation:

                     (a)  is required to be accountable to its members; and

                     (b)  is required to abide by the corporate governance and operational procedures of the organisation.

           208  An organisation is taken to have arrangements that comply with a requirement in item 203, 204 or 205 if the organisation is, or its members are, subject to:

                     (a)  a law of a State or Territory; or

                     (b)  a rule or other instrument of a body created by or under a law of a State or Territory;

that sets out a requirement in terms that are the same, or that have a similar effect, to the requirement in item 203, 204 or 205.

           209  The organisation has at least 1 000 voting members, of whom at least 500 are registered tax agents.

           210  Each voting member of the organisation is required to comply with at least 1 of the following requirements:

                     (a)  the member has been awarded a degree or a post‑graduate award from:

                              (i)  an Australian tertiary institution; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in the discipline of accountancy;

                     (b)  the member has been awarded a diploma or higher award from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in the discipline of accountancy;

                     (c)  the member has the academic qualifications required to be an Australian legal practitioner;

                     (d)  the member was:

                              (i)  registered as a tax agent, or as a nominee, for the purposes of Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as in force immediately before this Schedule commences; and

                             (ii)  a member of, and entitled to vote at meetings of, a recognised professional association within the meaning of section 251LA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as in force immediately before this Schedule commences;

                     (e)  the member has the equivalent of 8 years of full‑time experience in providing tax agent services in the past 10 years.

Part 3Recognised tax (financial) adviser association

  

           301  The organisation is a non‑profit organisation.

           302  The organisation has adequate corporate governance and operational procedures to ensure that:

                     (a)  it is properly managed; and

                     (b)  its internal rules are enforced.

           303  The organisation has professional and ethical standards for its voting members, including terms to the effect that:

                     (a)  voting members must undertake an appropriate number of hours of continuing professional education each year, having regard to the circumstances and requirements of the members; and

                     (b)  voting members must be of good fame, integrity and character; and

                     (c)  each voting member is subject to rules controlling the member’s conduct in the practice of his or her profession; and

                     (d)  each voting member is subject to discipline for breaches of those rules; and

                     (e)  if a voting member is permitted by that organisation to be in public practice, the voting member has professional indemnity insurance.

Note:          The appropriate number of hours of education each year may differ for members who have particular qualifications, areas of expertise or professional experience.

           304  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for:

                     (a)  notifying clients of its members, or of members of its member bodies, about how to make complaints; and

                     (b)  receiving, hearing and deciding those complaints; and

                     (c)  taking disciplinary action if complaints are justified.

           305  The organisation has satisfactory arrangements in place for publishing annual statistics about:

                     (a)  the kinds and frequency of complaints made to the organisation (except complaints under the Act about entities registered under the Act); and

                     (b)  findings made as a result of the complaints; and

                     (c)  action taken as a result of those findings.

           306  The organisation is able to pay its debts as they fall due.

           307  The management of the organisation:

                     (a)  is required to be accountable to its members; and

                     (b)  is required to abide by the corporate governance and operational procedures of the organisation.

           308  An organisation is taken to have arrangements that comply with a requirement in item 303, 304 or 305 if the organisation is, or its members are, subject to:

                     (a)  a law of a State or Territory; or

                     (b)  a rule or other instrument of a body created by or under a law of a State or Territory;

that sets out a requirement in terms that are the same as, or that have a similar effect to, the requirement in item 303, 304 or 305.

           309  The organisation has at least 1 000 voting members, of whom at least 500 are registered tax (financial) advisers.

           310  Each voting member of the organisation is required to comply with at least 1 of the following requirements:

                     (a)  the member has been awarded a degree or a post‑graduate award from:

                              (i)  an Australian tertiary institution; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in a relevant discipline (within the meaning of item 305 Schedule 2);

                     (b)  the member has been awarded a diploma or higher award from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in a relevant discipline (within the meaning of item 305 Schedule 2);

                     (c)  the member has the equivalent of 6 years of full‑time experience in providing tax (financial) advice services in the past 8 years.

Schedule 2Eligibility for registration as BAS agent, tax agent or tax (financial) adviser: prescribed requirements

Note:       See regulations 7, 8 and 8A.

Part 1BAS agents

Division 1Requirements

Accounting qualifications

           101  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded at least a Certificate IV Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV Accounting, from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution; and

                     (b)  has successfully completed a course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has undertaken at least 1 400 hours of relevant experience in the past 4 years.

Note:          The Board may approve a course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Membership of professional association

           102  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded at least a Certificate IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping), or a Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting), from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution; and

                     (b)  has successfully completed a course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual is a voting member of:

                              (i)  a recognised BAS agent association; or

                             (ii)  a recognised tax agent association; and

                     (d)  the individual has undertaken at least 1 000 hours of relevant experience in the past 4 years.

Note 1:       The Board may approve a course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Note 2:       A recognised BAS agent association is explained in regulation 4. A recognised tax agent association is explained in regulation 5.

Division 2Meaning of relevant experience

           103  For Division 1, relevant experience means work by an individual:

                     (a)  as a tax agent registered under the Act or a BAS agent registered under the Act; or

                     (b)  as a tax agent registered under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; or

                     (c)  under the supervision and control of a tax agent registered under the Act or a BAS agent registered under the Act; or

                     (d)  under the supervision and control of a tax agent registered under the previous regulatory regime contained in Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; or

                     (e)  of another kind approved by the Board;

in the course of which the individual’s work has included substantial involvement in 1 or more of the kinds of BAS services described in section 90‑10 of the Act.

Part 2Tax agents

Division 1Requirements

Tertiary qualifications in accountancy

           201  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded:

                              (i)  a degree or a post‑graduate award from an Australian tertiary institution in the discipline of accountancy; or

                             (ii)  a degree or award that is approved by the Board from an equivalent institution in the discipline of accountancy; and

                     (b)  the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (d)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 12 months of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years.

Tertiary qualifications in another discipline—specialists

           202  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded:

                              (i)  a degree or a post‑graduate award from an Australian tertiary institution in a discipline other than accountancy that is relevant to the tax agent services to which the application relates; or

                             (ii)  a degree or award that is approved by the Board from an equivalent institution in a discipline other than accountancy that is relevant to the tax agent services to which the application relates; and

                     (b)  if the Board considers it relevant to the tax agent services to which the application relates—the individual has also successfully completed as many of the following courses as the Board considers necessary:

                              (i)  a course in basic accountancy principles that is approved by the Board;

                             (ii)  a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board;

                            (iii)  a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 12 months of full‑time, relevant experience in the past 5 years.

Note:          The Board may approve a degree, award or course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Diploma or higher award

           203  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded a diploma or higher award from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in the discipline of accountancy; and

                     (b)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 2 years of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years; and

                     (d)  if the application is made on or after 1 March 2013, and the individual was not previously registered under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board.

Note:       1 March 2013 is 3 years after the day Part 2 of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 commenced.

Tertiary qualifications in law

           204  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual:

                              (i)  has the academic qualifications required to be an Australian legal practitioner; and

                             (ii)  has successfully completed a course in basic accountancy principles that is approved by the Board; and

                            (iii)  has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (b)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 12 months of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years.

Note:          The Board may approve a course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Work experience

           205  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  each of the following applies:

                              (i)  the individual has successfully completed a course in basic accountancy principles that is approved by the Board;

                             (ii)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board;

                            (iii)  if the application is made on or after 1 March 2013, and the individual was not previously registered under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board; and

Note:       1 March 2013 is 3 years after the day Part 2 of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 commenced.

                     (b)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 8 years of full‑time, relevant experience in the past 10 years.

Note:          The Board may approve a course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Membership of professional association

           206  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual is a voting member of a recognised tax agent association; and

                     (b)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 8 years of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 10 years.

Note:          A recognised tax agent association is explained in regulation 5.

Division 2Meaning of relevant experience

           207  For Division 1, relevant experience means work by an individual:

                     (a)  as a tax agent registered under the Act; or

                     (b)  as a tax agent registered under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; or

                     (c)  under the supervision and control of a tax agent registered under the Act; or

                     (d)  under the supervision and control of a tax agent registered under the previous regulatory regime contained in Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; or

                     (e)  as an Australian legal practitioner; or

                      (f)  of another kind approved by the Board;

in the course of which the individual’s work has included substantial involvement in 1 or more of the types of tax agent services described in section 90‑5 of the Act, or substantial involvement in a particular area of taxation law to which 1 or more of those types of tax agent services relate.

Part 3Tax (financial) advisers

Division 1Requirements

Tertiary qualifications

           301  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded:

                              (i)  a degree or a post‑graduate award from an Australian tertiary institution in a relevant discipline; or

                             (ii)  a degree or award that is approved by the Board from an equivalent institution in a relevant discipline; and

                     (b)  the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (d)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 12 months of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years; and

                     (e)  the individual is, or was within the preceding 90 days:

                              (i)  a financial services licensee within the meaning of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001; or

                             (ii)  a representative of a financial services licensee within the meaning of paragraph 910A(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

Diploma or higher award

           302  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has been awarded a diploma or higher award from:

                              (i)  a registered training organisation; or

                             (ii)  an equivalent institution;

                            in a relevant discipline; and

                     (b)  the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (d)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 18 months of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years; and

                     (e)  the individual is, or was within the preceding 90 days:

                              (i)  a financial services licensee within the meaning of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001; or

                             (ii)  a representative of a financial services licensee within the meaning of paragraph 910A(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

Work experience

           303  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual has successfully completed a course in commercial law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (b)  the individual has successfully completed a course in Australian taxation law that is approved by the Board; and

                     (c)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 3 years of full‑time, relevant experience in the preceding 5 years; and

                     (d)  the individual is, or was within the preceding 90 days:

                              (i)  a financial services licensee within the meaning of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001; or

                             (ii)  a representative of a financial services licensee within the meaning of paragraph 910A(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

Note:          The Board may approve a course by an approval process, an accreditation scheme, or by other means.

Membership of professional association

           304  A requirement is that:

                     (a)  the individual is a voting member of a recognised tax (financial) adviser association or a recognised tax agent association; and

                     (b)  the individual has been engaged in the equivalent of 6 years of full‑time relevant experience in the preceding 8 years; and

                     (c)  the individual is, or was within the preceding 90 days:

                              (i)  a financial services licensee within the meaning of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001; or

                             (ii)  a representative of a financial services licensee within the meaning of paragraph 910A(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

Division 2Definitions

           305  For Division 1:

relevant discipline includes a discipline related to finance, financial planning, commerce, economics, business, tax, accountancy, or law.

relevant experience means work by an individual:

                     (a)  as a tax (financial) adviser registered under the Act; or

                     (b)  as a tax agent registered under the Act, or under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as in force immediately before 1 March 2010; or

                     (c)  under the supervision and control of a tax (financial) adviser registered under the Act; or

                     (d)  under the supervision and control of a tax agent registered under the Act, or under Part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as in force immediately before 1 March 2010; or

                     (e)  of another kind approved by the Board;

that included substantial involvement in one or more of the types of tax (financial) advice services described in section 90‑15 of the Act, or substantial involvement in a particular area of taxation law to which one or more of those types of tax (financial) advice services relate.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide details of the history of this legislation and its provisions. The following endnotes are included in each compilation:

 

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments

Endnote 6—Modifications

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous

 

If there is no information under a particular endnote, the word “none” will appear in square brackets after the endnote heading.

 

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key in this endnote sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

 

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

 

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended the compiled law. The information includes commencement information for amending laws and details of application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

 

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision level. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.

 

Uncommenced amendments—Endnote 5

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in endnote 5.

Modifications—Endnote 6

If the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details of the modification are included in endnote 6.

 

Misdescribed amendments—Endnote 7

An amendment is a misdescribed amendment if the effect of the amendment cannot be incorporated into the text of the compilation. Any misdescribed amendment is included in endnote 7.

 

Miscellaneous—Endnote 8

Endnote 8 includes any additional information that may be helpful for a reader of the compilation.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

pres = present

am = amended

prev = previous

c = clause(s)

(prev) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expired or ceased to have effect

rep = repealed

hdg = heading(s)

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

mod = modified/modification

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

No = Number(s)

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

o = order(s)

SR = Statutory Rules

Ord = Ordinance

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

orig = original

SubPt = Subpart(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)
/sub-subparagraph(s)

 

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

2009 No. 314

13 Nov 2009 (F2009L04020)

r 1–3 and 11: 14 Nov 2010
Remainder: 1 Mar 2010 ((2(b) and F2009L04314)

 

2010 No. 273

28 Oct 2010 (F2010L02815)

29 Oct 2010

2010 No. 334

9 Dec 2010 (F2010L03183)

10 Dec 2010

2011 No. 111

20 June 2011 (F2011L01081)

21 June 2011

2012 No. 93

30 May 2012 (F2011L01111)

31 May 2012

130, 2013

17 June 2013 (F2013L01011)

18 June 2013

115, 2014

23 July 2014 (F2014L01015)

24 July 2014

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013

120, 2013

29 June 2013

Sch 1 (item 47): 1 July 2013

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Pt 1

 

r. 3.......................................

am. 2010 No. 273; No 115, 2014

Note to r. 3...........................

ad. 2010 No. 273

Pt 1A

 

hdg to Pt 1A.........................

rs No 115, 2014

Pt 1A....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 4.......................................

rs. 2010 No. 273; No 115, 2014

Div 1

 

r. 4A.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 4B.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 4C.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am. 2010 No. 334

r. 4D.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am. 2010 No. 334; No 115, 2014

r. 4E.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 4F.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 4G.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am No 115, 2014

Div 2

 

r. 5.......................................

rs. 2010 No. 273

r. 5A.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 5B.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am No 115, 2014

r. 5C.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 5D.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 5E.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am No 115, 2014

Div 2A

 

Div 2A.................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5F......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5G......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5H......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5J.......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5K......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 5L......................................

ad No 115, 2014

Div 3

 

r. 6.......................................

rs. 2010 No. 273

 

am No 115, 2014

r. 6A.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am No 115, 2014

Pt 2

 

r 7........................................

rs No 115, 2014

r 8........................................

rs No 115, 2014

r 8A......................................

ad No 115, 2014

r 9........................................

am No 115, 2014

Pt 4

 

hdg to r 12............................

rs No 115, 2014

r 12......................................

am No 115, 2014

Note to r 12(1).....................

am No 115, 2014

Pt 5

 

Pt 5.......................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

r. 13.....................................

ad. 2010 No. 273

 

am. 2011 No. 111; 2012 No. 93; Act No 120, 2013; No 115, 2014

Sch 1

 

hdg to Sch 1.........................

rs. 2010 No. 273; No 115, 2014

Sch 1....................................

am. 2010 No. 273; No 115, 2014

Sch 2

 

hdg to Sch 2.........................

rs No 115, 2014

Sch 2....................................

am. 2010 No. 273; No. 130, 2013; No 115, 2014

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]