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5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE


Summary

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 decreased by $9,452 million (2.7%) between 2007-08 and 2008-09. Taxes on income decreased by $7,200 million (3.5%) and taxes on property decreased $3,241 million (10.4%).

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
145 709
162 974
176 198
189 378
208 579
201 369
Employers payroll taxes
381
292
369
350
381
377
Taxes on property
13
14
14
15
15
16
Taxes on provision of goods and services
62 646
64 997
67 822
71 452
75 863
75 141
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
811
854
821
793
834
1 098
Total taxation revenue
209 560
229 131
245 223
261 988
285 672
278 002

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers payroll taxes
10 838
12 003
13 095
14 358
16 022
16 922
Taxes on property
16 690
16 046
16 911
19 865
20 967
16 986
Taxes on provision of goods and services
7 293
7 865
8 166
8 517
9 162
9 602
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
5 589
5 753
6 074
6 129
6 980
7 117
Total taxation revenue
40 410
41 667
44 246
48 870
53 130
50 627

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
7 671
8 183
8 726
9 404
10 128
10 874
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
7 671
8 183
8 726
9 404
10 128
10 874

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
145 707
162 972
176 192
189 368
208 566
201 366
Employers payroll taxes
10 859
11 902
13 045
14 253
15 905
16 779
Taxes on property
24 366
24 235
25 643
29 274
31 075
27 834
Taxes on provision of goods and services
69 939
72 862
75 987
79 969
85 025
84 743
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
6 397
6 606
6 892
6 887
7 759
8 156
Total taxation revenue
257 269
278 577
297 760
319 752
348 330
338 878

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


Taxes on income totalled $201,366 million in 2008-09 and represented 59.4% of total taxation revenue for all levels of government. Taxes on the provision of goods and services, including goods and services tax (GST), totalled $84,743 million in 2008-09 and represented 25.0% of total taxation revenue for all levels of government.


Commonwealth Government Taxation Revenue

Commonwealth Government taxation revenue (including taxes from other levels of government and public corporations) fell 2.7% from $285,672 million in 2007-08 to $278,002 million in 2008-09. In 2008-09, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 82.0% of taxation revenue for all levels of government. The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for the two main sources of taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government.

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE
Graph: COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE



State Government Taxation Revenue

State government taxation revenue (including taxes from other levels of government and public corporations) decreased 4.7% from $53,130 million in 2007-08 to $50,627 million in 2008-09. This was driven by a 19.0% decrease in taxes on property. Taxes on property were the largest source of taxation revenue (33.6%) for state governments in 2008-09, followed by employers' payroll taxes at 33.4%. The following graph shows the levels of the sources of taxation revenue for the state governments.

STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE
Graph: STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE



Local Government Taxation Revenue

Local government taxation revenue increased 7.4% from $10,128 million in 2007-08 to $10,874 million in 2008-09. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.


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