5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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TAXATION REVENUE KEY FIGURES


A feature of the Australian federal system is that the Commonwealth Government levies and collects all income tax, from individuals as well as from enterprises. It also collects a portion of other taxes, including taxes on the provision of goods and services. The revenue base of state governments consists of taxes on property, on employers' payroll, and on the provision and use of goods and services. The sole source of taxation revenue for local governments is taxes on property.

Total taxation revenue collected in Australia increased $23,283m (5.0%) from $465,216m in 2015-16 to $488,499m in 2016-17. This was driven by a $16,030m (6.0%) increase in taxes on income and a $2,971m (2.7%) increase in taxes on provision of goods and services. In 2016-17, taxes on income represented 57.6% of total taxation revenue for all levels of government and taxes on provision of goods and services, including the goods and services tax (GST), represented 23.2%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE, By Level of government

2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
230 869
241 797
248 435
258 610
265 116
281 157
Employers' payroll taxes
528
646
844
735
670
605
Taxes on property
13
13
15
15
15
15
Taxes on provision of goods and services
83 377
85 999
92 470
93 120
98 301
101 120
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
3 199
10 170
10 574
3 661
6 289
6 900
Total taxation revenue
317 986
338 625
352 338
356 141
370 392
389 797

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
19 779
20 786
21 366
22 041
22 684
23 194
Taxes on property
20 398
21 999
26 077
29 499
33 006
35 151
Taxes on provision of goods and services
10 860
11 186
10 951
11 408
11 883
12 036
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
8 968
9 752
10 103
10 825
11 524
11 875
Total taxation revenue
60 005
63 722
68 498
73 774
79 097
82 255

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
17 418
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
17 418

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
230 845
241 802
248 425
258 605
265 111
281 141
Employers' payroll taxes
19 692
20 763
21 508
22 032
22 590
23 003
Taxes on property
33 580
36 007
40 920
45 248
49 593
52 533
Taxes on provision of goods and services
94 237
97 185
103 421
104 528
110 184
113 155
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
12 117
19 845
20 590
14 420
17 737
18 666
Total taxation revenue
390 470
415 602
434 864
444 833
465 216
488 499

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Commonwealth Government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $19,405m (5.2%) from $370,392m in 2015-16 to $389,797m in 2016-17. In 2016-17, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 79.8% of taxation revenue for all levels of government. The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for the three main sources of taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government.

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Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia




STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

State government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $3,158m (4.0%) from $79,097m in 2015-16 to $82,255m in 2016-17. This was driven by a $2,145m (6.5%) increase in property taxes, a $510m (2.2%) increase in employers' payroll taxes and a $351m (3.0%) increase in taxes on use of goods and performance of activities. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (42.7%) for state governments in 2016-17, followed by employers' payroll taxes (28.2%). The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for state governments by source.

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Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia




LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $798m (4.8%) from $16,620m in 2015-16 to $17,418m in 2016-17.


TAXATION REVENUE AUSTRALIA

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2007-08 to 2016-17. The taxation revenue statistics presented are for the general government sector and include taxes received from public corporations (i.e. government owned/controlled corporations).

Time series of these data are available on the ABS website.

This publication contains a section on adjusted measures of government revenue, which provides analytical measures designed to facilitate an understanding of the level of government at which revenue is used rather than collected.


TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO VISA APPLICATION CHARGES

In December 2015, the Commonwealth Government released the 2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) which included a reclassification of visa application charges (VAC). These charges are treated as taxation revenue, rather than sales of goods and services, for all periods from 1 July 2015 onwards to reflect a change in the nature of this revenue item. The National Accounts statistics will continue to classify this transaction as sales of goods and services until the 2017-18 annual is released.


INQUIRIES

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