5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
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TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE


TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

Summary

A distinctive 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 by $28,554 million (8.9%) between 2006-07 and 2007-08. Taxes on income increased by $19,198 million (10.1%) and taxes on the provision of goods and services increased $5,056 million (3.3%).

TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE

2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
134 432
145 709
162 974
176 198
189 378
208 580
Employers payroll taxes
253
381
292
369
350
381
Taxes on property
13
13
14
14
15
15
Taxes on provision of goods and services
59 371
62 646
64 997
67 822
71 452
75 863
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
757
811
854
821
793
832
Total taxation revenue
194 827
209 560
229 131
245 223
261 988
285 672

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers payroll taxes
10 162
10 839
12 000
13 095
14 395
16 022
Taxes on property
14 166
16 683
16 045
16 911
19 841
20 944
Taxes on provision of goods and services
6 990
7 275
7 865
8 166
8 517
9 162
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
5 100
5 597
5 745
6 062
6 150
7 002
Total taxation revenue
36 418
40 394
41 655
44 233
48 903
53 130

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
-
-
-
-
-
-
Employers payroll taxes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
7 224
7 671
8 183
8 710
9 386
10 116
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
7 224
7 671
8 183
8 710
9 386
10 116

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
134 432
145 707
162 972
176 192
189 369
208 567
Employers payroll taxes
10 076
10 862
11 902
13 043
14 284
15 903
Taxes on property
21 395
24 358
24 234
25 627
29 232
31 041
Taxes on provision of goods and services
66 360
69 922
72 861
75 987
79 969
85 025
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
5 854
6 404
6 598
6 880
6 908
7 780
Total taxation revenue
238 118
257 253
278 568
297 730
319 762
348 316

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


Taxes on income totalled $208,567 million in 2007-08 and comprised 59.9% of total taxation revenue for all levels of government. Taxes on the provision of goods and services, including goods and services tax (GST), totalled $85,025 million in 2007-08 and comprised 24.4% of total taxation revenue for all levels of government.


Commonwealth Government Taxation Revenue

Commonwealth Government taxation revenue (including taxes from other levels of government and Commonwealth public corporations) rose 9.0% from $261,988 million in 2006-07 to $285,672 million in 2007-08. In 2007-08, Commonwealth taxation revenue represented 82.0% 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 8.6% from $48,903 million in 2006-07 to $53,130 million in 2007-08. Taxes on property were the largest source of taxation revenue (39.4%) for state governments in 2007-08, followed by employers' payroll taxes at 30.2%. The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for the major 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 7.8% from $9,386 million in 2006-07 to $10,116 million in 2007-08. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.