The ATO's power to access taxpayer information The ATO’s wide-ranging formal and informal information gathering powers are supported by an arsenal of powerful computers, connections with other government bodies and an array of sanctions to assure cooperation, which...
The Tax Practitioners Board has made no secret of the fact that it is targeting agents who are failing in their obligations under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.
In this episode of Tax Yak, Robyn yaks with Greg Lewis, Board Member of the TPB about the Board’s focus on agents with concerning behaviour, such as insufficient CPD or insurance, over-claiming WREs for clients and a failure to meet their personal tax obligations. They discuss some of the positive trends emerging from the TPB’s compliance focus, and the challenges facing the tax profession.
Host: Robyn Jacobson
Guest: Greg Lewis, Member of the Tax Practitioners Board
Recorded: 4 September 2019