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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

  • 12 Feb 2019: Thomas v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 114
    TAXATION - consideration of the question of the orders to be made by the primary judge in each proceeding upon remitter by the Full Court of the Federal Court having regard to the orders of the High Court of Australia which set aside the orders of the Full Court and reinstated the orders of the primary judge subject to the question of the costs of …
    Judge: Greenwood J
  • 11 Feb 2019: Sop & Sop Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 102
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for summary dismissal of proceeding under s 31A(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) and r 26.01(1)(a) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - where applicant has no reasonable prospect of successfully prosecuting the proceeding - application allowed PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to set…
    Judge: Kenny J
  • 7 Feb 2019: Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 77
    TAXATION - assessable income - income according to ordinary concepts - non-cash business benefits - where electricity distributors were required to connect customers to the electricity network upon request - where the connection works were carried out either by the distributor or by the customer - where, in relation to the first situation, if the…
    Judge: Moshinsky J

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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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