In the 2019-20 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), the Australian Government confirmed it would provide $4 million over four years from 2019-20 to fund tax clinics across the country, following the success of a Tax Clinics pilot program.

The National Tax Clinic program is a government-funded initiative participated by ten Australian universities to help taxpayers who may not be able to afford professional advice and representation with their tax affairs. The ten universities have been running tax clinic trials across the country over the past one year.

The ten universities include Australian National University (Australian Capital Territory, ACT), UNSW Sydney (New South Wales, NSW), Western Sydney University (NSW), Charles Darwin University (Northern Territory, NT), Griffith University (Queensland, QLD), James Cook University (QLD), University of South Australia (South Australia, SA), University of Tasmania (Tasmania, TAS), Melbourne Law School (Victoria, VIC), and Curtin University (Western Australia, WA).

Further information about the program is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the respective university websites.


On the blog

Measuring the Social Impact of University-Based Pro Bono Tax Clinics: Co-Creating a Framework for Evidence-Based Evaluation, by and , 3 October 2019.

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