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. Specifically, DFWA is concerned to make sure that all affected veterans are identified and notified of action they should take. Veterans should not need to engage a taxation professional to receive the benefit of this decision. Veterans should not be disadvantaged by delays in the administration of any remedial action.
DFWA will advise the veteran community via our website and social media of any response from the CSC and ATO.
DFWA would like to recognise the work or Burns, Douglas and Walker, and their legal teams, over the last several years.