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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

  • 23 May 2023: JMC Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCAFC 76
    CONTRACTS - whether contract between lecturer and education provider was one of employment or independent contractor - whether lecturer fell within ordinary or extended meaning of employee pursuant to the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) - right to subcontract or assign - right to control - appeal allowed - lecturer held to …
    Judge: Bromwich, Thawley and Hespe JJ
  • 1 May 2023: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Miraki [2023] FCA 483
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for payment out of court of moneys paid into court pursuant to freezing orders - application granted - application for orders in the nature of freezing orders - application refused
    Judge: Thawley J
  • 27 Apr 2023: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Widdup (No 2) [2023] FCA 377
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - ex parte freezing orders obtained against respondents per rr 7.32 and 7.35 of Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - where respondents paid money into Court to discharge freezing orders - application for repayment of money paid into Court - whether applicant had a good or reasonably arguable case based on a prospective cause of…
    Judge: Wigney 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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