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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

  • 9 Jun 2020: Brown v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCA 817
    TAXATION - director penalties - application for review of decision of delegate of Commissioner of Taxation under Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth) - where delegate decided that defence in s 269-35(2) of Sched 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) not made out - where no reference in reasons to s 269-35(3) as would …
    Judge: Kerr J
  • 4 Jun 2020: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Shi [2020] FCAFC 100
    EVIDENCE - privilege against self-incrimination - where disclosure order in connection with freezing orders required disclosure of worldwide assets - where respondent objected to disclosure of certain information on the basis that it may tend to incriminate and filed a privilege affidavit under s 128A(2) of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) (Evidence…
    Judge: Davies, Lee and Stewart JJ
  • 27 May 2020: Watson as trustee for the Murrindindi Bushfire Class Action Settlement Fund v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] FCAFC 92
    TAXATION - allowable deductions - where the taxpayer is the scheme administrator of the Murrindindi Bushfire Class Action Settlement Scheme - whether the costs and expenses incurred by the taxpayer in administering the Scheme are deductible under s 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) - whether the costs were incurred in gaining or…
    Judge: Kenny, Davies and Thawley JJ

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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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