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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

  • 17 Apr 2024: Buzadzic v Commissioner of Taxation [2024] FCAFC 50
    TAXATION - where primary judge dismissed an appeal from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirming Commissioner of Taxation's decision to disallow objections upon the basis of fraud or evasion, and to impose substantial penalties and shortfall interest charges - no error on the part of the primary judge established - leave refused to run an…
    Judge: Bromwich, Abraham and McEvoy JJ
  • 16 Apr 2024: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Kocic (No 2) [2024] FCA 372
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - where leave sought to file an amended originating application pursuant to r 8.21 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) (FCR) - where leave sought to file a statement of claim - where joinder of parties sought pursuant to r 9.05 of the FCR - where amended originating application, accompanying statement of claim and joinder…
    Judge: Abraham J
  • 20 Mar 2024: Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Wu (No 2) [2024] FCA 269
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for suppression orders under s 37AF of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - where orders made providing opportunity to seek redacted of reasons for judgment -whether order necessary to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice - application dismissed
    Judge: Thawley 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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