WHY USE A REGISTERED TAX AGENT
Registered tax agents are the only people allowed to charge a fee to prepare and lodge your tax return. They must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and must follow strict regulations that ensure they act in a professional manner at all times. Registered Tax Agent’s and are required to have a high level of qualifications and experience in preparing a variety of tax returns. Ask your tax agent for their registration number and check to verify that they are legally permitted to provide a tax agent service. You can call or search the Tax Practitioners Board’s online register at www.tpb.gov.au.
Registered tax agents have special lodgement schedules with the Australian Taxation Office and can lodge returns for their clients later than the usual 31 October deadline. If you did not go to a registered tax agent last year or will be going to a different agent this year, make sure you are added to the new tax agent’s lodgement list before the 31 October.
Sandercoe Accounting is a registered tax agent at Bella Vista in the Sydney area of the Hills District.