5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2010-11 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.


ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Taxes on income increased $17,917m (10%) while taxes on property increased $1,457m (5%) and taxes on provisions of goods and services increased $3,453m (4%). Taxes on income represented 57% 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 26%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

2005–06
2006–07
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10
2010–11
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
176 197
189 378
208 579
201 369
187 016
204 931
Employers' payroll taxes
369
350
381
377
507
505
Taxes on property
14
15
15
16
12
13
Taxes on provision of goods and services
67 822
71 452
75 863
75 141
78 865
81 788
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
821
793
834
1 098
771
838
Total taxation revenue
245 222
261 988
285 672
278 002
267 171
288 075

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
13 096
14 363
16 026
16 926
16 796
18 086
Taxes on property
16 911
19 865
20 967
16 986
20 249
20 905
Taxes on provision of goods and services
8 166
8 517
9 162
9 602
9 721
10 251
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
6 074
6 129
6 980
7 117
7 771
8 879
Total taxation revenue
44 248
48 874
53 134
50 631
54 536
58 121

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
Taxes on property
8 726
9 405
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 408
Taxes on provision of goods and services
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
Total taxation revenue
8 726
9 405
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 408

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
176 191
189 369
208 566
201 366
187 006
204 923
Employers' payroll taxes
13 053
14 257
15 912
16 784
16 749
18 011
Taxes on property
25 643
29 275
31 085
27 856
31 833
33 290
Taxes on provision of goods and services
75 987
79 969
85 025
84 743
88 586
92 039
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
6 892
6 887
7 759
8 156
8 475
9 653
Total taxation revenue
297 766
319 759
348 347
338 905
332 649
357 917

– 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 $20,904m (8%) from $267,171m in 2009–10 to $288,075m in 2010–11. In 2010–11, 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: Graph shows Commonwealth government taxation revenue from 2005-06 to 2010-11



STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

State government taxation revenue (including taxes from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $3,585m (7%) from $54,536m in 2009–10 to $58,121m in 2010–11. This was driven by a $1,290m (8%) increase in Employers payroll taxes and a $1,108m (14%) increase in taxes on use of goods and performance of activities. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (36%) for state governments in 2010–11, followed by employers' payroll taxes (31%). The following graph shows the levels of the sources of taxation revenue for the state governments.

STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE
Graph: Graph shows State government taxation revenue from 2005-06 to 2010-11



LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $801m (7%) from $11,607m in 2009–10 to $12,408m in 2010–11. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.