• Objection - required information

    The Objection - required information and Objection - required information continued screens ask you to supply information that will help determine whether your objection meets the basic requirements for a valid objection.

    These screens help determine basic requirements only. The officer processing your objection will advise whether your application is valid.

    Select the link for the help you require:

    To provide information in the ‘Objections – required information’ screen:
    • select Yes or No to the questions
    • enter the tax year or claim periods for your objection
    • select the type of objection from the drop-down list, and
    • select Next 

    The Objections - required information continued screen will be displayed.

    All questions on this screen are mandatory.

    An objection can be lodged via the portal for more than one client. However, it must be the same objection type.

    Screen fields

    For which year of income, tax or claim period/s are your clients for this request lodging an objection? (dd/mm/yyyy) 

    Enter the tax year or claim period/s relevant to the type of objection – for example:

    • for income tax assessments or amended assessments, enter the start and end date of the relevant financial year/s
    • for fringe benefits tax (FBT) assessments or amended FBT assessments, enter the start and end date of the relevant fringe benefit year/s
    • for private rulings enter the start and end dates for the period/s the ruling covers
    • for notices, determinations and other decisions, enter the year or claim period as set out on the document.
    You can enter start and end dates that cover multiple years or periods – for example, income tax years starting 01/07/2000 and ending 30/06/2004.  

    You can have multiple objections on the same issue for a number of clients but have different year/s or period/s. You should provide the details for one client on this screen and prepare a separate document containing the information about the other clients. You can attach the additional document to this submission with your application on the File attachments screen.

    What are your clients for this request objecting to? 

    Select on of the following objection types from the drop-down list:

    • assessment
    • amended assessment
    • private ruling
    • other decision, notice or determination (if  you are objecting to the Commissioner’s failure to make a decision, for example, failure to make a private ruling)
     
    To provide information for the ‘Objections – required information continued’ screen
    • select Yes or No to the questions
    • enter the information required
    • select Next 

    The Objections – applicant details screen will be displayed.

    The fields on this screen differ depending on your selections and entries on the Objections – required information screen.

    If on the ‘Objections – required information’ screen you indicated: 

    this screen will ask you to: 

    You should: 

    your objection is not within the specified time period

    indicate whether you request the Commissioner exercise his discretion to treat the objection as if it is lodged in time.

    Select Yes or No.

    If you select No your objection is not valid and you cannot continue with this application.

    If you select Yes you must ensure that you include details of the circumstances concerning, and reasons for, not lodging the objection within the relevant time in your application form.

    your objection is to an assessment or amended assessment

    provide the details of the assessment or amended assessment/s.

    enter the date and assessment or amended assessment reference number on the notice/s of assessment or amended assessment. You can enter details for more than one assessment or amended assessment.

    The maximum space allowed is 500 characters.

    your objection is to a private ruling

    provide the details of the private ruling.

    enter the date and authorisation number/other reference on the Notice of private binding ruling. You can enter details for more than one ruling.

    The maximum space allowed is 500 characters.

    your objection is to a decision, notice or determination

    provide the details of the decision, notice or determination.

    describe the decision you are objecting to and give the date and reference number on the notice of the decision. You can enter details for more than one decision.

    The maximum space allowed is 500 characters.

    your objection is to the Commissioner’s failure to make a decision, for example failure to make a private ruling

    describe the decision sought

    provide the date of your application or notice to the Commissioner and the reference number given on our latest Tax Office communication about your application or notice.

    If your information exceeds 500 characters, you can prepare a document containing the information and attach it to this submission with your application on the File attachments screen.


    Change information entered

    To change any selections made, or information entered, on previous screens:

    • select Back.

    The Cancel button navigates you to the Private rulings and objections start page. There is no save function throughout this application. The Cancel button deletes all information entered and selections made.

     For more information about private rulings and objections, refer to:
     


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