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About this NPA

The Taxation National Practice Area (NPA) includes proceedings relating to:

  • tax appeals pursuant to Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 from decisions made by the Commissioner of Taxation
  • questions of law and taxation on appeal from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • any recovery or other proceeding collateral to a tax dispute.

Latest Judgments

  • 24 Apr 2018: Caratti v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 555
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - late application to amend case - matter fixed for final hearing four months earlier - case management - timetable for filing statement of facts and issues, affidavits and written outlines of submissions - applicants' case was the construction of a Deed of Agreement, Guarantee and Indemnity - whether reasonable explanation…
    Judge: Robertson J
  • 20 Apr 2018: Hart v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCAFC 61
    INCOME TAX - appeal by taxpayer from objection decision disallowing objections to notice of assessment and notice of amended assessment - where Commissioner determined two amounts should have been included in applicant's taxable income for the 1997 income year - applicant taxpayer was a principal of a law firm and specialised in taxation law -…
    Judge: Robertson, Wigney and Steward JJ
  • 9 Apr 2018: Commissioner of Taxation v Caratti [2018] FCA 465
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - referee - power of Court to refer whole or part of proceedings to a referee for inquiry and report - where appointment of referee will assist in determining claims of legal professional privilege over large quantity of documents - proceedings amenable to reference - order for the appointment of a referee to be made -…
    Judge: Colvin J

Latest Speeches & Papers

Tax seminars

Forms & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing tax matters are:

  • Form 73 - Notice of appeal under s 14ZZ Taxation Administration Act 1953
  • Form 75 - Notice of appeal from a tribunal
  • Form 69 - Originating application for relief under s 39B Judiciary Act

The Pro Forma Taxation Questionnaire is also relevant.


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