Taxpayers Australia is a not-for-profit educational institution that is not affiliated with any political party or any pressure group. We aim to educate taxpayers via the media, educational publications and seminars on issues relating to tax and superannuation.
It is governed by a National Board comprising representatives of each of our 6 State Divisional Councils. Any member of Taxpayers Australia may nominate to join their respective State Divisional Council. If interested, contact us for more information.
We also represent the interests of taxpayers via membership on a number of tax committees and direct access to the Australian Taxation Office and the highest levels of government.
Taxpayers Australia is a founding member of the ‘World Taxpayers Associations’ (a federation of Taxpayers Associations throughout the world) and of the Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union.
To educate and be the independent voice of all Australians on tax and self-managed superannuation matters.
Our organisation was established in 1919, is not for profit, and is committed to educating, informing and representing taxpayers. Tax advisers, tax agents, financial planners, business people, investors, students and all sections of the public are members of Taxpayers Australia.
Although we must meet our tax obligations, we all want to avoid paying more than we legally have to in order to build and develop our wealth, businesses, investments and retirement income.
Our support and information services all have that aim.
Whether you handle your own affairs, have appointed a tax agent or financial manager – or even if you are a professional tax or superannuation adviser, we’ll keep you up to date with easy to read information.
Both the Annual Tax Summary and The Taxpayer are available in print form and electronically. The annual Tax Summary is published in July each year. Our monthly publication The Taxpayer (32pp monthly; 16pp fortnightly prior to July 2012) provides a continuous and ongoing update service to this book to keep you right up to date at all times. It also expands on topical issues to provide you with a unique insight into tax related issues.
Have your questions answered by our experts. Members are entitled to up to 6 enquiries per year (limit of 10 mins per enquiry, including research).
Our ‘members only’ area has tax and superannuation information, and includes our very popular FBT motor vehicle ready reckoner, and much more. It also contains an archive of past editions of The Taxpayer and from July 2005. The current Tax Summary will also be available.
There are many benefits associated with joining Taxpayers Australia, including access to our highly regarded seminars and workshops and representation at the highest levels of Government, the ATO and Treasury.
Sent out to all subscribers each fortnight, the e-newsletter keeps you informed. To receive this FREE service, simply register here.
Yes. The cost of membership is tax deductible.
The Association was originally formed in 1919 by a group of businessman who were concerned that the Federal Government would back down on its promise to eliminate the dreadful new income tax which had begun in 1915 to raise money to fight the First World War. Obviously, this small band failed dismally to achieve their primary goal!
The group continued however and is now a flourishing not-for-profit organisation that provides information on tax and superannuation to a diverse range of people including taxpayers, tax professionals, students, financial planners, small business operators and people running a self-managed superannuation fund.
On 1 January 2000, the organisation became a single national body (previously it had operated as six State Associations working under the banner of 'Australian Taxpayers Associations) and adopted the name 'Taxpayers Australia Inc'.
We have maintained our independence and are not affiliated with any political party or other pressure group.