Registration as a Tax Agent - Australian Government


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

  • ascertaining (that is, working out) or advising about liabilities, obligations or entitlements of entities (that is your clients) under a taxation law
  • representing entities in their dealings with the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) in relation to a taxation law
  • where it is reasonable to expect the entity will rely on the service to satisfy liabilities or obligations, or to claim entitlements under a taxation law.

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 or company.

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

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a fit and proper person
  • satisfy the qualification and experience requirements
  • maintain or will be able to maintain (once registered) professional indemnity insurance that meets the TPB's requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To maintain your registration as a tax agent, you must:

  • complete an annual declaration to show you meet your ongoing registration obligations, including meeting the TPB's professional indemnity insurance and continuing professional education requirements
  • comply with the TPB's Code of Professional Conduct
  • notify the TPB when your registration details or circumstances change
  • renew your registration on time.


At least three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $783.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $783.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Tax Agent Services Act 2009 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2022 Australian Government

Application process


You may need the following information to register:

  • electronic copies of certificates, academic transcripts and course outlines which demonstrate you possess the required qualifications
  • statement / s of relevant experience from a supervising registered tax agent or employer which demonstrate you have the required amount of experience
  • details of voting membership for any recognised tax agent association, if applicable.

Administering agency

Tax Practitioners Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.