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‘Criminal’ tax agent loses appeal against ban

‘Criminal’ tax agent loses appeal against ban

Banned

Criminal convictions and a lack of transparency have seen a tax agent deregistered and banned from practicing, after he fought to overturn the industry body’s decision to stop him from practicing.

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) revoked the registration of Ranjit Dadwal, who had worked as a tax agent since March 2011, after finding that he had past criminal convictions and failed to disclose these as part of his annual declarations.

The convictions relate to convictions on three counts of indecent assault and a 15-year listing on the Register for Sex Offenders.

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Because these convictions were not actually related to professional misconduct, Mr Dadwal sought to overturn the ban in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

However, the AAT upheld the original ruling, together with a t