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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

  • 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
  • 27 Mar 2018: Ellison v Sandini Pty Ltd [2018] FCAFC 44
    INCOME TAX - capital gains tax - roll over relief - whether Family Court order resulted in a change of ownership within the meaning of s 104-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (the ITAA) - whether Family Court order constituted CGT event A1 as defined in 104-5 of the ITAA - whether the effect of Family Court order was such that the…
    Judge: Siopis, Logan and Jagot 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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