5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE


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.

Taxes on income decreased $14,360m (7%) while taxes on property increased $3,995m (14%) and taxes on provisions of goods and services increased $3,843m (5%). Taxes on income represented 56% 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 27%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
162 974
176 198
189 378
208 579
201 369
187 016
Employers' payroll taxes
292
369
350
381
377
507
Taxes on property
14
14
15
15
16
12
Taxes on provision of goods and services
64 997
67 822
71 452
75 863
75 141
78 865
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
854
821
793
834
1 098
771
Total taxation revenue
229 131
245 223
261 988
285 672
278 002
267 171

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
12 003
13 095
14 358
16 022
16 922
16 796
Taxes on property
16 046
16 911
19 865
20 967
16 986
20 277
Taxes on provision of goods and services
7 865
8 166
8 517
9 162
9 602
9 721
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
5 753
6 074
6 129
6 980
7 117
7 743
Total taxation revenue
41 667
44 246
48 870
53 130
50 626
54 536

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
8 183
8 726
9 405
10 129
10 866
11 566
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
8 183
8 726
9 405
10 129
10 866
11 566

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
162 971
176 192
189 369
208 566
201 366
187 006
Employers' payroll taxes
11 902
13 049
14 253
15 905
16 779
16 744
Taxes on property
24 235
25 643
29 275
31 076
27 825
31 820
Taxes on provision of goods and services
72 862
75 987
79 969
85 025
84 743
88 586
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
6 606
6 892
6 887
7 759
8 156
8 447
Total taxation revenue
278 577
297 763
319 754
348 331
338 870
332 602

- 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) fell 4% from $278,002m in 2008-09 to $267,171m in 2009-10. In 2009-10, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 80% 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) increased 8% from $50,626m in 2008-09 to $54,536m in 2009-10. This was driven by a 19% increase in taxes on property. Taxes on property were the largest source of taxation revenue (37%) for state governments in 2009-10, followed by employers' payroll taxes at 31%. 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 6% from $10,866m in 2008-09 to $11,566m in 2009-10. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.