Objection form – for taxpayers
Use the objection form below to lodge your own objection or an objection on behalf of another individual or entity. This form helps you add the necessary information and sets out the correct wording.
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How to get the form
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To complete the form, you must save it to your desktop computer or laptop (with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed).
- To download, right click on the link below and select Save target as (or a similar option depending on your internet browser) to save it to your computer.
- Objection form – for taxpayers (NAT 13471, PDF, 1.4MB)This link will download a file.
- Once you've completed your form, save it using the Save form button at the end of the form.
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Object in a letter
If you can't access – or you choose not to use – our form, you can write your objection in a letter to us. If you write an objection letter, check this information carefully so your objection is valid.
In this section
Your objection must:
- include full details of why you think our decision is wrong
- contain a declaration that the information you give in the objection and supporting documentation is true and correct
- be signed and dated.
To avoid delays, also include:
- your full details
- if you're representing a taxpayer objecting to a decision, the full name, contact details and tax file number (TFN) or Australian business number (ABN) of the taxpayer you are representing
- full details of the decision you are objecting to, including the relevant year or tax period (if applicable)
- the relevant facts, arguments, information and documents that support the reasons you disagree with our decision – this may include references to legislation, rulings, and case law
- any supporting documents and information that relates to the decision being reviewed (we may still request more information to help us decide your objection) including the
For your own objection
You must include a signed declaration with your objection, certifying that the information and documents are true and correct in the following form:
- I certify that the information contained in this document, and any attached documents, is true and correct.
- your signature
- the date.
For someone else's objection
When lodging an objection on behalf of someone else, include:
- the following declaration
- I certify this document and attached documents have been prepared in accordance with the information supplied by the individual or entity identified on this request and in the attached documents.
- I have received a declaration from the individual or entity identified in this request and in the attached documents, stating that the information in each document is true and correct.
- I am authorised by the individual or entity identified in this request and in the attached documents, to submit this objection request to the Commissioner.
- your signature
- the date.
You also need to get a signed declaration from the taxpayer (or their authorised representative) that certifies that:
- the information they gave you to prepare the objection is true and correct
- they authorise you to submit the objection on their behalf.
You do not need to include this additional declaration with the objection but you will need to present it if we ask for it.
Lodge your objection letter
- fax your objection to 1300 139 031
- post your objection to:
Australian Taxation Office
PO Box 3524
ALBURY NSW 2640
If you're a taxpayer, you can use this form to lodge your own objection, or an objection on behalf of another individual or entity.Last modified: 07 Sep 2021QC 18128