Registration as a Tax Agent - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to provide tax agent services for fee or reward. Tax agent services include:

  • Evaluating or providing advice regarding an entity's liabilities, obligations or entitlements under a taxation law;
  • Representing an entity in their dealings with the Australian Taxation Office in relation to a taxation law; and
  • In situations where it is reasonable to assume that an entity has relied on your services to satisfy liabilities or obligations or to claim entitlements under a taxation law.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may apply for registration as a tax agent as an individual, partnership, company or as a non-profit association.

To be granted registration, the Tax Practitioners Board must be satisfied that you:

  • Have the relevant qualifications, skills and experience;
  • Are 18 years of age or more;
  • Are capable and a fit and proper person and not bankrupt;
  • Are a voting member of a recognised tax agent association; and
  • Possess and maintain professional indemnity insurance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


At least three years.



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


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

Administering agency

Tax Practitioners Board

Act(s) name

Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Tax Practitioners Board

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1620
Sydney, New South Wales 2001



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