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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

  • 1 Dec 2023: Hilton International Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCA 1504
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Rule 23.01 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - application for Court-appointed expert - where Commissioner has been unable to secure a suitable expert primarily due to potential experts indicating that they are commercially conflicted
    Judge: Abraham J
  • 30 Nov 2023: PepsiCo, Inc v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCA 1490
    TAXATION - royalty withholding tax - where the taxpayers were United States companies - where the taxpayers entered into exclusive bottling agreements (EBAs) with an Australian company under which the Australian company would manufacture, bottle, sell and distribute finished beverages in Australia in the taxpayers' branded packaging - where the…
    Judge: Moshinsky J
  • 10 Nov 2023: Jarvis-Lavery v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCA 1382
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application for extension of time to appeal decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - whether adequate explanation for delay of two years - where Tribunal member retired before decision could be made - whether there was a denial of procedural fairness by reason of a reconstituted Tribunal not providing the Applicant with a …
    Judge: Hespe 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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