5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2014-15 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 $10,073m (2.3%) from $435,892m in 2013-14 to $445,965m in 2014-15. This was driven by a $10,163m (4.1%) increase in taxes on income and a $4,308m (10.5%) increase in taxes on property. Over the same period taxes on use of goods and performance of activities decreased $5,664m (-26.5%), largely driven by the carbon tax repeal. In 2014-15, taxes on income represented 58.0% 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 23.4%.

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE, By Level of government

2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
186 660
204 546
230 871
241 728
248 448
258 605
Employers' payroll taxes
507
505
528
646
844
735
Taxes on property
12
13
13
13
15
15
Taxes on provision of goods and services
78 865
81 788
83 377
85 999
92 470
93 120
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
2 527
3 196
3 781
11 064
11 339
4 932
Total taxation revenue
268 570
290 047
318 570
339 450
353 116
357 406

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
16 797
17 987
19 779
20 796
21 377
22 250
Taxes on property
20 278
21 035
20 368
21 966
26 044
29 465
Taxes on provision of goods and services
9 721
10 251
10 834
11 074
11 208
11 104
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
7 968
9 121
8 968
9 741
10 091
10 820
Total taxation revenue
54 764
58 395
59 950
63 577
68 720
73 640

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers' payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 870
15 779

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
186 650
204 537
230 847
241 733
248 438
258 601
Employers' payroll taxes
16 751
17 914
19 692
20 773
21 520
22 240
Taxes on property
31 868
33 467
33 550
35 974
40 906
45 214
Taxes on provision of goods and services
88 586
92 039
94 211
97 073
103 678
104 224
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
10 427
12 253
12 699
20 728
21 350
15 686
Total taxation revenue
334 282
360 210
390 999
416 283
435 892
445 965

- 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 $4,290m (1.2%) from $353,116m in 2013-14 to $357,406m in 2014-15. In 2014-15, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 80.1% 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.
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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 $4,920m (7.2%) from $68,720m in 2013-14 to $73,640m in 2014-15. This was driven by a $3,421m (13.1%) increase in property taxes, an $873m (4.1%) increase in employers' payroll taxes, and a $729m (7.2%) increase in taxes on use of goods and performance of activities. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (40.0%) for state governments in 2014-15, followed by employers' payroll taxes (30.2%). The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for state governments by source.
Graph Image for STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia




LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $909m (6.1%) from $14,870m in 2013-14 to $15,779m in 2014-15.


TAXATION REVENUE AUSTRALIA

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2005-06 to 2014-15. 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.


TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO VISA APPLICATION CHARGES

In December 2015, the Commonwealth Government released the 2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook which included a reclassification of visa application charges (VAC). These charges are now treated as taxation revenue, rather than sales of goods and services, to reflect a sustained change in the nature of this revenue item. This reclassification has been made through the GFS publication time series to ensure comparability over time, which has increased total taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government.


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