5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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TAXATION REVENUE ANALYSIS

TAXATION REVENUE AUSTRALIA

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2008-09 to 2017-18. 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.


TAXATION REVENUE BY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT

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 $41,797m (8.6%) from $486,790m in 2016-17 to $528,587m in 2017-18. This was driven by a $31,332m (11.1%) increase in taxes on income, profits and capital gains, and a $6,244m (4.6%) increase in taxes on provision of goods and services.


TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE, By Level of Government and Category

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains
241 797
248 435
258 610
265 116
281 157
312 474
Taxes on employers' payroll and labour force
646
844
735
670
605
1 107
Taxes on property
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on provision of goods and services
84 725
90 377
92 225
97 181
99 913
106 492
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
10 170
10 574
3 661
6 289
6 900
7 163
Total taxation revenue
337 338
350 230
355 232
369 257
388 576
427 237

STATE GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on employers' payroll and labour force
20 786
21 366
22 041
22 684
23 194
24 413
Taxes on property
7 779
8 733
9 283
10 029
11 346
12 222
Taxes on provision of goods and services
25 406
28 296
31 625
34 416
35 373
35 038
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
9 745
10 103
10 817
11 524
11 875
12 588
Total taxation revenue
63 715
68 498
73 766
78 653
81 787
84 261

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on employers' payroll and labour force
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on property
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
17 399
18 122
Taxes on provision of goods and services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total taxation revenue
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
17 399
18 122

ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains
241 802
248 425
258 605
265 111
281 141
312 473
Taxes on employers' payroll and labour force
20 763
21 508
22 032
22 590
23 003
24 680
Taxes on property
21 774
23 560
25 016
26 602
28 693
30 289
Taxes on provision of goods and services
110 131
118 673
123 850
131 596
135 286
141 530
Taxes on use of goods and performance of activities
19 838
20 590
14 413
17 737
18 666
19 616
Total taxation revenue
414 308
432 757
443 916
463 636
486 790
528 587

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


Commonwealth Government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $38,661m (9.9%) from $388,576m in 2016-17 to $427,237m in 2017-18. This was driven by a $31,317m (11.1%) increase in taxes on income, profits and capital gains, and a $6,579m (6.6%) increase in taxes on provision of goods and services. The following graph shows the level of taxation revenue for the three main sources of taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government.

Graph Image for COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT TAXATION REVENUE

Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia



State government taxation revenue (including taxes received from other levels of government and public corporations) increased $2,474m (3.0%) from $81,787m in 2016-17 to $84,261m in 2017-18. This was driven by a $1,219m (5.3%) increase in taxes on employers' payroll and labour force, and a $876m (7.7%) increase in taxes on property. 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 increased $723m (4.2%) from $17,399m in 2016-17 to $18,122m in 2017-18.


TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO VISA APPLICATION CHARGES

In December 2015, the Commonwealth Government released the 2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) which included a reclassification of visa application charges (VAC). In MYEFO these charges are now treated as taxation revenue rather than sales of goods and services. This reclassification has been applied to GFS, with no impact on total GFS revenue or the GFS net operating balance. The National Accounts statistics will maintain coherence with previously published data and classify this transaction as sales of goods and services. These treatments will remain in place until a review of the treatment of VAC across macroeconomic statistics has been completed.


INQUIRIES

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