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February 2019 Question of the Month – BAS agents and whistleblower provisions

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  • # 117558

Are BAS agents covered by the whistleblower provisions?

  • Member in Practice
  • Practice Certificate
  • 5 posts
  • # 117612

Well, if you read the ATO page QC 50789 "Under the new arrangements individuals (including employees, former employees and advisers) disclosing information to the ATO will be better protected under the law" it would appear that we should be as we are classified as advisers.

I know that there are grey areas within the Codes of Conduct both of ICB and TPB but I personally believe that advising the ATO of dishonest and/or fraudulent actions by clients either current or past should be compulsory.

  • 123 posts
  • # 117630

It depends on the circumstance but BAS agents have been added to the broader list of protected parties, read the Whistleblowers and BAS agents article to learn more.

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