The Australian Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is planning some refinements to the confidentiality provisions of the Tax Practitioner Code of Practice.
I attach link in case you are interested Exposure Draft https://www.tpb.gov.au/exposure-draft-tpbi-d502022-code-professional-conduct-confidentiality-client-information
This is at the same time as the Australian Tax Office is proceeding with its plan to issue a protocol on legal professional privilege in tax related matters. The two may well, in part, overlap.
Submissions on the TPB exposure draft are open until early September.
The above was prepared for and is intended to provide a broad general overview of issues only. 2.8.22. It is not intended, and must not be relied upon, as definitive legal advice.
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