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Tax Agent Services Bill 2009


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Tax Agent Services Bill 2008



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

The bill: establishes a national Tax Practitioners Board as a statutory authority within the Australian Taxation Office; requires certain entities that provide tax agent services and Business Activity Statement (BAS) services to be registered; introduces a Code of Professional Conduct to govern tax and BAS agents; provides for disciplinary sanctions to be imposed by the Board; and replaces criminal penalties for certain misconduct by agents and unregistered entities with civil penalties and injunctions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/11/08  
Second reading moved 13/11/08  
Second reading debate 12/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/09  
Second reading moved 13/02/09  
Second reading debate 12/03/09  
Second reading agreed to 12/03/09  
Third reading agreed to 12/03/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/03/09  
Assent 26/03/09 Act no.: 13 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/11/2008): Senate Economics Committee
  • Committee report (12/02/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )