Every tax practitioners and tax agents should be aware of their obligations and what they can and cannot do in relation to providing advice. This ‘blind spot’ is partly because Federal law permits registered tax agents and BAS agents to do various things, and this law (if constitutional) overrides State and Territory laws.
Ranging from return of fees to criminal prosecution, they can put your professional accreditation at risk, and will be more than theoretical if they threaten the business model of affected practices.
His session will also provide tips on how practitioners can ensure they stay within their legal obligations when providing advice. He will focus on how to source reliable legal documents for clients, what not to advise on, how to minimise negligence risk, how not to put your professional registration at risk, how to ensure you remain insured, in what you do and how to avoid prosecution and repaying your fees to clients.
In his spare time, John also manages and writes for a website called ‘Tax Technical’. He also enjoys spending time with this family, cycling, sailing, playing hockey and manages to fit in church time too.
Taxation administration and practice continues to evolve and many expect it to feature prominently in the 2019 election. With all this happening in the background, the 34th National Convention program has been designed with one eye on the horizon, and both feet planted firmly on the ground. Find out more about John’s session and the rest of the program on our website.
The 34th National Convention takes place 13-15 March 2019 in Hobart. Offering a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, Hobart boasts world class activities and attractions nearby. We have included a number of suggested social options and accompanying person activities for your consideration so that you can make the most of our host destination. We encourage you to stay a few extra days with the family and explore Tasmania and all that it has to offer. Register now to secure your spot.