Member’s name: Jian Zhang
Date of Hearing: 10 October 2022
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 10 October 2022, the Disciplinary Tribunal found the Member breached Article 39(a)(ii)(F) of the 14 May 2019 Constitution in that Mr Jian Zhang had:
- “been the subject of an adverse finding that has not been overturned on appeal in relation to the Member’s conduct, competence or recognition by any Court, professional body, statutory or other regulatory authority in any jurisdiction” in relation to the decision of the Tax Practitioners Board dated 28 April 2022 to terminate his registration as a tax agent from 17 June 2022.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaint sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- Forfeiture of membership for a period of 12 months; prior to any application for readmission, Mr Zhang must:
- Provide evidence to the General Manger Professional Conduct (GMPC) that all Australian Taxation Office (ATO) obligations are up to date and that all outstanding debt has been paid to the ATO.
- Successfully complete to the satisfaction of the GMPC the Ethics and Governance segment of the CPA Program or its equivalent at the time.
- Within 12 months of readmission, Mr Zhang must undertake CPA Australia’s Best Practice Program to the satisfaction of the GMPC.
The Member was ordered to pay CPA Australia’s costs of $3,890.25.