The ATO has released a roadmap for implementing a streamlined process to amend tax assessments for the 2020 and earlier years, of those veterans affected by the Federal Court decision. The changes may affect up to 16 thousand injured veterans.
ATO has released details of a streamlined process to identify veterans affected by the Federal Court decision that Class A and B Invalidity Benefits from DFRDB and MSBS which commenced on or after 20 Sep 2007 may have been incorrectly taxed.
An update on DFRDB and MSBS invalidity benefits taxation following the Federal Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Douglas.
DFWA is tracking each of the 69 recommendations from the Productivity Commission Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans. Follow its progress here.
In March 2018, the Prime Minister announced that the Productivity Commission was to inquire into whether the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans (Serving…
DVA reassures the veteran community that the services delivered by the Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Advisory Centre (VAPAC) are not changing.
DVA conducted a review of its dental program, in response to concerns about whether or not the program met current clients’ needs, and its capacity to meet future needs. DFWA made a submission to the review. View or download the submission here.
The deadline for lodging appeals in the invalidity benefit taxation cases has passed. No appeals were lodged and so litigation of the matter has now ended. There is currently uncertainty within the veteran community as to what will happen next. DFWA is calling upon both CSC and the ATO, to outline how they will approach implementing the decision.
Camaraderie Vol 51, No 3 available to view or download online.
On 4 December, the full bench of the Federal Court of Australia handed down the judgments in the appeal by the Commissioner of Taxation against the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal regarding DFRDB and MSBS invalidity benefits.