5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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TAXATION REVENUE KEY FIGURES


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 $18,587m (4.2%) from $446,137m in 2014-15 to $464,724m in 2015-16. This was driven by a $6,506m (2.5%) increase in taxes on income and a $5,656m (5.4%) increase in taxes on provision of goods and services. In 2015-16, taxes on income represented 57.0% 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 23.7%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE, By Level of government

2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
204 546
230 869
241 797
248 435
258 610
265 116
Employers' payroll taxes
505
528
646
844
735
670
Taxes on property
13
13
13
15
15
15
Taxes on provision of goods and services
81 788
83 377
85 999
92 470
93 120
98 301
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
3 196
3 783
10 992
11 756
4 975
5 818
Total taxation revenue
290 047
318 570
339 448
353 519
357 455
369 921

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
17 987
19 779
20 796
21 377
22 053
22 695
Taxes on property
21 035
20 368
21 966
26 044
29 465
32 966
Taxes on provision of goods and services
10 219
10 860
11 186
10 951
11 408
11 883
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
9 121
8 968
9 741
10 094
10 813
11 509
Total taxation revenue
58 363
59 976
63 689
68 465
73 739
79 053

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
204 537
230 845
241 802
248 425
258 605
265 111
Employers' payroll taxes
17 914
19 692
20 773
21 520
22 043
22 601
Taxes on property
33 467
33 550
35 974
40 906
45 238
49 578
Taxes on provision of goods and services
92 007
94 237
97 185
103 421
104 528
110 184
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
12 253
12 701
20 657
21 762
15 722
17 251
Total taxation revenue
360 178
391 025
416 392
436 034
446 137
464 724

- 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 $12,466m (3.5%) from $357,455m in 2014-15 to $369,921m in 2015-16. In 2015-16, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 79.6% of taxation revenue for all levels of government. The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for the three main sources of taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government.

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Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia




STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

State government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $5,314m (7.2%) from $73,739m in 2014-15 to $79,053m in 2015-16. This was driven by a $3,501m (11.9%) increase in property taxes, a $696m (6.4%) increase in taxes on use of goods and performance of activities and a $642m (2.9%) increase in employers' payroll taxes. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (41.7%) for state governments in 2015-16, followed by employers' payroll taxes (28.7%). The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for state governments by source.

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Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia




LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $841m (5.3%) from $15,779m in 2014-15 to $16,620m in 2015-16.


TAXATION REVENUE AUSTRALIA

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2006-07 to 2015-16. The taxation revenue statistics presented are for the general government sector and include taxes received from public corporations (i.e. government owned/controlled corporations).

Time series of these data are available on the ABS website.

This publication contains a section on adjusted measures of government revenue, which provides analytical measures designed to facilitate an understanding of the level of government at which revenue is used rather than collected.


INQUIRIES

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