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Become A Member

Click here to apply to join ATAINZ   

In March 2018 ATAINZ changed its membership structure and now offers the following Memberships:

And for the first time, membership has been opened to non-Tax Agents, provided that you hold a NZ degree or tertiary qualification, or relevant experience.

Professional Tax & Business Advisor (PTBA)
To become a Professional Tax & Business Advisor (PTBA) a person must be a New Zealand resident as defined under the Immigration Act 2009 (and subsequent amendments) and must be a practicing Tax Agent as defined by the Taxation Administration Act.

A Professional Tax & Business Advisor (PTBA) must:

a) Have been an Associate Tax & Business Advisor (ATBA) for the preceding two years, and have completed all Continuing Education requirements during that time, or
b) Have a New Zealand degree or equivalent qualification in accounting, or in business studies, and has completed a tax unit as part of that course and has a minimum of 3 years experience in their own tax practice, or
c) Otherwise satisfies the Board that he or she has sufficient qualifications and experience to become a Professional Tax & Business Advisor (PTBA).

Professional Tax & Business Advisors (PTBA) shall:

a) Comply with ATAINZ’s Continuing Education requirements, and
b) Be subject to Practice Reviews. 

Professional Tax & Business Advisors (PTBA) shall have voting rights and will be eligible to hold a position on the Board of ATAINZ. 


Associate Tax & Business Advisor (ATBA)

To become an Associate Tax & Business Advisor (ATBA) a person must be a New Zealand resident as defined under the Immigration Act 2009 (and subsequent amendments) and must:

a) Have a New Zealand degree or equivalent qualification in accounting or in business studies, or
b) Have an appropriate New Zealand recognised tertiary qualification, or
c) Otherwise satisfies the Board that he or she has sufficient qualifications and expertise to become an Associate Tax & Business Advisor (ATBA). 

Associate Tax & Business Advisors (ATBA) shall be required to comply with ATAINZ’s Continuing Education requirements. 

Associate Tax & Business Advisors (ATBA) shall have voting rights and will be eligible to hold a position on the Board of ATAINZ. 


Student Member

Student Membership is open to any New Zealand Resident as defined under the Immigration Act 2009 (and subsequent amendments) currently studying Accounting or Business Studies (full or part time) at a New Zealand approved tertiary institution, and has paid the Application Fee. 

A person may only be a Student member for a maximum of 5 years, but may be extended with Board approval. 

Student members are not required to comply with ATAINZ’s Continuing Education requirements but must complete an Annual Study Declaration. 

Student Members shall not have voting rights, nor will they be eligible to hold a position on the Board of ATAINZ, but will be eligible to be co-opted to the position of Student Representative on the Board if required. 


Application for Membership

Applications for Membership must be made using the links above or clicking here


Approval of Membership

Approval of all membership applications shall be at the sole discretion of Board.
The Board may decline membership on any grounds whatsoever and no correspondence shall be entered into. 


Requirements to comply with Rules and Code of Ethics

All Members of the Institute and any entities through which they trade through as key office holders or tax agents are bound by the Rules of the Institute and its Code of Ethics


Proof of ID

Applicants must provide certified copies of the following:

(a) New Zealand Passport, or proof of NZ Residency, and
(b) One other form of Photo ID such as Drivers Licence.
(c) Copies of qualifications,
(d) Written proof of Tax Agent status with the IRD.

Additionally Applicants must provide an electronic file of a current passport style photo no less than 3 months old.

The above documents must be submitted via email to admin@atainz.co.nz 

All documents provided under (a) to (d) to be verified by either:

a) Justice of the Peace, or
b) Solicitor of the High Court, or
c) Deputy Registrar (or other appropriate court official) or 
d) Notary Public. 


Disclosures

Any person applying for membership to ATAINZ must fully disclose any of the following:

(a) Criminal convictions involving theft, dishonesty or fraud, or
(b) Convictions involving a prison sentence of more than 18 months served or suspended, or
(c) Whether been declared bankrupt or insolvent, or
(d) Whether been subjected to disciplinary action by a statutory, regulatory, professional or other body. 


Fees 
(applicable 1st January 2018)
Application Fee $150.00 (note: this application fee is non-refundable)
PTBA or ATBA Membership $506.00 per annum
(All fees include GST and are in NZD)
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