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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 Jun 2024: GSM Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2024] FCA 653
    COSTS - apportionment in light of mixed success - applicant to pay 90% of respondent's costs
    Judge: Thawley J
  • 18 Jun 2024: Hyder v Commissioner of Taxation [2024] FCA 654
    COSTS - applications for variations of costs orders - where applicants assert that proceedings were commenced by "unlawful" claims made by the respondent - where Calderbank offers related to multiple proceedings - no unreasonable rejection of offer - no issue of principle
    Judge: Thawley J
  • 17 Jun 2024: Ierna v Commissioner of Taxation (No 2) [2024] FCA 670
    COSTS - where the applicants were wholly successful in the tax appeals - where the applicant had made what were said to be offers of compromise under the Federal Court Rules 2011 - where the respondent Commissioner consented to the awarding of indemnity costs against him from the date of the so-called offers of compromise - where offers of…
    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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