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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

  • 10 Nov 2023: Jarvis-Lavery v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCA 1382
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application for extension of time to appeal decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - whether adequate explanation for delay of two years - where Tribunal member retired before decision could be made - whether there was a denial of procedural fairness by reason of a reconstituted Tribunal not providing the Applicant with a …
    Judge: Hespe J
  • 7 Nov 2023: Larmar Services Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2023] FCA 1366
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - slip rule - where an order is made by the Court in error - where the parties raised the error with the Court jointly by letter - where under r 39.05 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) the Court may vary or set aside an order after it has been entered if: it does not reflect the intention of the Court; the party in whose …
    Judge: Logan J
  • 6 Nov 2023: Mandalinic v Stone (Liquidator) (No 2) [2023] FCAFC 176
    COSTS - where successful intervener seeks his costs of the appeal - where intervention was necessary, efficient and of considerable assistance - appellant to pay costs of the respondents and intervener
    Judge: Stewart, McElwaine and Button JJ

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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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