Member’s name: Jeffrey N Hannaford CPA
Date of Hearing: 20 June 2012
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 20 June 2012 the Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Jeffrey Hannaford breached:
- Clause 27(1 )(g) of the former Constitution in that he was '‘the subject of an adverse finding" in relation to a decision of the (former) Tax Agents' Board of Queensland (Board) which suspended Mr Hannaford as a registered Tax Agent for 30 days in May 2009 for failing to respond to correspondence from the Board, which decision was upheld on appeal by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
- Article 39(a)(ii)F of the Constitution in that he has “been the subject of an adverse finding” in respect of a decision of the Professional Conduct Tribunal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on 26 September 2011 in which the ICAA imposed the sanction of a severe reprimand in respect of the Board decision referred to above and in failing to respond to correspondence from the ICAA.
At the Hearing Mr Hannaford denied the Complaints and advised that the suspension by the Board was soon to be revoked.
Penalty and Costs
The Disciplinary Tribunal found both Complaints sustained and imposed the following sanction and costs:
- in relation to Complaint 1, a severe reprimand however the Tribunal determined that were the Board to revoke the 30 day suspension within 12 months of the date of the Tribunal Hearing, this publication would be amended to reflect that outcome.
- In relation to Complaint 2, a severe reprimand.
- Costs of $558 payable within 30 days of receipt of invoice, a failure to pay those costs to result in forfeiture of Membership.