5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2011-12 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.

Taxes on income increased $26,310m (13%) while taxes on property increased $286m (1%) and taxes on provisions of goods and services increased $2,172m (2%). Taxes on income represented 59% 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 24%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

2006–07
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10
2010–11
2011–12
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
189 066
208 233
200 997
186 660
204 546
230 871
Employers' payroll taxes
350
381
377
507
505
528
Taxes on property
15
15
16
12
13
13
Taxes on provision of goods and services
71 452
75 863
75 141
78 865
81 788
83 377
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
1 218
1 462
1 831
1 513
2 272
3 099
Total taxation revenue
262 101
285 954
278 363
267 556
289 124
317 888

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
14 366
16 026
16 926
16 796
18 186
19 778
Taxes on property
19 862
20 967
16 986
20 249
20 805
20 335
Taxes on provision of goods and services
8 517
9 162
9 602
9 721
10 251
10 834
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
6 129
6 980
7 117
7 771
8 879
8 740
Total taxation revenue
48 874
53 134
50 631
54 536
58 121
59 686

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
Taxes on property
9 405
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 209
Taxes on provision of goods and services
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
Total taxation revenue
9 405
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 209

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
189 057
208 220
200 994
186 650
204 537
230 847
Employers' payroll taxes
14 260
15 912
16 784
16 749
18 112
19 704
Taxes on property
29 272
31 085
27 856
31 833
33 231
33 517
Taxes on provision of goods and services
79 969
85 025
84 743
88 586
92 039
94 211
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
7 312
8 387
8 889
9 217
11 087
11 788
Total taxation revenue
319 872
348 629
339 266
333 035
359 006
390 067

– 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 $28,764m (10%) from $289,124m in 2010–11 to $317,888m in 2011–12. In 2011–12, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 81% 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 $1,565m (3%) from $58,121m in 2010–11 to $59,686m in 2011–12. This was driven by a $1,592m (9%) increase in Employers payroll taxes and a $583m (6%) increase in taxes on provision of goods and services, and offset by a $470m (2%) decrease in property taxes. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (34%) for state governments in 2011–12, followed by employers' payroll taxes (33%). 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 $760m (6%) from $12,449m in 2010–11 to $13,209m in 2011–12. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.