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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

  • 18 Apr 2019: Price v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 543
    TAXATION - withholding payments - whether, by virtue of s 18-15(1) of Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth), the applicant was entitled to a tax credit against his liability to income tax for amounts said to be withheld from salary or wages paid to him.
    Judge: Thawley J
  • 12 Apr 2019: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Shi (No 2) [2019] FCA 503
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory applications for suppression or non-publication orders - application for leave to inspect documents - where affidavits read in closed court - where exhibits to affidavits read in Chambers - whether affidavits and exhibits should be taken to have been used or deployed to engage open justice principle
    Judge: Steward J
  • 12 Apr 2019: Racing Queensland Board v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCA 509
    SUPERANNUATION - liability for superannuation guarantee charge - whether jockeys are employed by the applicant - Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 s 12(8)(a) - whether applicant is liable to make the payment of riding fees to jockeys - where centralised prizemoney system was established by the applicant to control race-related…
    Judge: Logan 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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