5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/05/2014   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

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 increased $25,227m (6%) from $389,895m in 2011–12 to $415,122m in 2012–13. Over the same period, taxes on income increased $10,886m (5%), while taxes on property increased $2,419m (7%) and taxes on provision of goods and services increased $2,877m (3%). In 2012–13, taxes on income represented 58% 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%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

200708
200809
200910
201011
201112
201213
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
208 233
200 997
186 660
204 546
230 871
241 728
Employers' payroll taxes
381
377
507
505
528
646
Taxes on property
15
16
12
13
13
13
Taxes on provision of goods and services
75 863
75 141
78 865
81 788
83 377
85 999
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
1 456
1 831
1 635
2 268
2 758
9 977
Total taxation revenue
285 949
278 363
267 678
289 120
317 548
338 364

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
16 026
16 926
16 796
17 985
19 777
20 788
Taxes on property
20 967
16 986
20 249
21 006
20 336
21 933
Taxes on provision of goods and services
9 162
9 602
9 721
10 251
10 834
11 089
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
7 156
7 269
7 950
9 081
8 928
9 688
Total taxation revenue
53 310
50 784
54 716
58 323
59 875
63 497

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
Taxes on property
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027
Taxes on provision of goods and services
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
Total taxation revenue
10 139
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
208 220
200 994
186 650
204 537
230 847
241 733
Employers' payroll taxes
15 912
16 784
16 749
17 912
19 690
20 767
Taxes on property
31 085
27 856
31 833
33 432
33 511
35 930
Taxes on provision of goods and services
85 025
84 743
88 586
92 039
94 211
97 088
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
8 558
9 042
9 518
11 285
11 635
19 604
Total taxation revenue
348 800
339 419
333 336
359 205
389 895
415 122

– 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 $20,816m (7%) from $317,548m in 2011–12 to $338,364m in 2012–13. In 2012–13, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 82% 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 received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $3,622m (6%) from $59,875m in 2011–12 to $63,497m in 2012–13. This was driven by a $1,597m (8%) increase in property taxes and a $1,011m (5%) increase in employers' payroll taxes. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (35%) for state governments in 2012–13, followed by employers' payroll taxes (33%). The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for state governments by source.

STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE
Graph: STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE


LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $825m (6%) from $13,202m in 2011–12 to $14,027m in 2012–13.