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5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/05/2015   
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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 $18,766m (5%) from $415,119m in 2012–13 to $433,885m in 2013–14. Over the same period, taxes on income increased $6,705m (3%), while taxes on taxes on provision of goods and services increased $6,605m (7%) and taxes on property increased $4,518m (13%). In 2013–14, taxes on income represented 57% 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

200809
200910
201011
201112
201213
201314
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
200 997
186 660
204 546
230 871
241 728
248 448
Employers' payroll taxes
377
507
505
528
646
844
Taxes on property
16
12
13
13
13
13
Taxes on provision of goods and services
75 141
78 865
81 788
83 377
85 999
92 470
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
1 829
1 635
2 268
2 752
9 900
9 747
Total taxation revenue
278 361
267 678
289 120
317 541
338 287
351 522

STATE GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
16 927
16 797
17 987
19 779
20 796
21 377
Taxes on property
16 996
20 278
21 035
20 368
21 966
26 044
Taxes on provision of goods and services
9 602
9 721
10 251
10 834
11 074
11 208
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
7 282
7 968
9 121
8 968
9 741
10 091
Total taxation revenue
50 807
54 764
58 395
59 950
63 577
68 720

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Taxes on income
Employers' payroll taxes
Taxes on property
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 738
Taxes on provision of goods and services
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
Total taxation revenue
10 896
11 607
12 449
13 202
14 027
14 738

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income
200 994
186 650
204 537
230 847
241 733
248 438
Employers' payroll taxes
16 784
16 751
17 914
19 692
20 773
21 519
Taxes on property
27 866
31 868
33 467
33 550
35 974
40 492
Taxes on provision of goods and services
84 743
88 586
92 039
94 211
97 073
103 678
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
9 052
9 536
11 326
11 670
19 565
19 757
Total taxation revenue
339 440
333 391
359 282
389 970
415 119
433 885

– 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 $13,235m (4%) from $338,287m in 2012–13 to $351,522m in 2013–14. In 2013–14, 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
Commonwealth Government Taxation Revenue


STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

State government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $5,143m (8%) from $63,577m in 2012–13 to $68,720m in 2013–14. This was driven by a $4,078m (19%) increase in property taxes, a $581m (3%) increase in employers' payroll taxes, and a $350m (4%) increase in taxes on use of goods and performance of activities. Taxes on property was the largest source of taxation revenue (38%) for state governments in 2013–14, followed by employers' payroll taxes (31%). The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for state governments by source.


STATE GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE
State Government Taxation Revenue


LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Local government taxation revenue increased $711m (5%) from $14,027m in 2012–13 to $14,738m in 2013–14.


TAXATION REVENUE AUSTRALIA

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2004-05 to 2013-14. 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.

CHANGES TO DATA CUBE FORMAT

Some minor table formatting changes to the data cube have been introduced with the release of this publication as indicated in the December Quarter 2014 release of Government Finance Statistics 5519.0.55.001. The changes include the insertion of blank lines, formatting emphasis changes and clearer 'total' and 'sub-total' item descriptions to improve readability. Users who extract data from the data cube tables using Excel formulas or by other computerised means should review and adjust their processes as necessary. Some row numbers have changed.

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