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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 Jan 2017: Gould v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCAFC 1
    TAXATION - assessment - validity of assessment - process of assessment - conclusive evidence - claim of conscious maladministration - claim of bad faith - claim of illegality - state of mind - requirement to plead particulars PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - summary judgment - strike out - reasonable prospect of success - failure to disclose reasonable…
    Judge: Gilmour, Logan and Robertson JJ
  • 20 Dec 2016: Jonshagen v Commissioner of Taxation [2016] FCA 1545
    TAXATION - application for an extension of time to appeal on a question of law from a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - the applicant claimed deductions for management fees and other expenses incurred by participation in a wine project in Western Australia - the Australian Taxation Office issued a position paper stating that in its …
    Judge: Siopis J
  • 16 Dec 2016: Commissioner of Taxation v Normandy Finance and Investments Asia Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC 180
    TAXATION - appeal from a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia - appeal from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - where primary judge set aside various objection decisions of the appellant - whether finding of loans open - procedural fairness
    Judge: Logan, Jagot and Davies JJ

Latest Speeches & Papers

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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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