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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

  • 22 Jun 2017: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v McManus [2017] FCA 710
    TAXATION - Application for judgment in default - failure to comply with Federal Court Rules - service effective on the respondent - failure to appear - failure to file defence- failure to file notice of address for service
    Judge: Pagone J
  • 20 Jun 2017: Sunraysia Harvesting Contractors Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCA 694
    TAXATION - income tax - assessable income - amended assessments - goods and services tax - taxable supplies and creditable acquisitions - transactions claimed by Commissioner to be "sham" - whether corporate taxpayer entered into a sham arrangement in respect of labour hire -whether interposed subcontracting companies genuine and real -…
    Judge: Logan J
  • 13 Jun 2017: Hacon v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCA 659
    INCOME TAX - private ruling - ruling on way in which in Commissioner's opinion tax law would apply to person in relation to arrangement - Judicial Review of Commissioner of Taxation's declination to make private ruling - where Commissioner believed materials provided to Commissioner insufficient for giving of ruling - non-observance of statutory…
    Judge: Logan 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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