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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

  • 14 Oct 2021: Anglo American Investments Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] FCA 1253
    EVIDENCE - application for leave to appeal primary judge's decision to allow re-opening of case for further cross-examination of key witness - proposed tender of a certificate of conviction for the purpose of cross-examination on credibility - whether certificate of conviction is inadmissible by reason of s 91 of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) -…
    Judge: McKerracher J
  • 13 Oct 2021: Wood v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] FCA 1236
    TAXATION - appeal from the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to affirm the decision of the Commissioner of Taxation not to release the Applicant from his tax debt on the grounds of serious hardship - where the Applicant contends that the Tribunal erred in its application of the test of serious hardship - where no error in finding an…
    Judge: Kerr J
  • 1 Oct 2021: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Raptis [2021] FCA 1192
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - ex parte application for freezing orders
    Judge: Collier J

Latest Speeches & Papers

Tax seminars

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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