Test Case funding

The test case litigation program (program) was established to fund cases that have broader implications beyond the dispute with the ATO. The program provides financial assistance to taxpayers to help them meet some or all of their reasonable litigation costs (and pre-litigation costs in limited circumstances) associated with clarifying tax, superannuation and, in some instances, debt-related issues.

It is recommended that you read the information under the Test Case Litigation Program and Test Case Litigation Register before submitting an application. Applications will generally be considered at the next Test Case Litigation Panel meeting, unless advised otherwise. If a funding decision is required urgently, email us at the Test Case Litigation Program mailbox.

If you have any questions:

If you are approved for funding, we will contact you to discuss the next steps, including the terms of funding.

Download the form

How to lodge your form

You can lodge this form:

  • by clicking 'submit form' on the PDF form
  • by email
  • by post.

Email and post details


Test Case Litigation Program Mailbox

Post to:

Test Case Litigation Program

Australian Taxation Office

GPO Box 4889


If you wish to speak to someone about your application, phone 13 28 69 between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and ask for the Test Case Litigation Program.

Last modified: 03 Dec 2015QC 47210