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Motor vehicle tax

Motor vehicle taxes cover the taxes levied on the operation of motor vehicles whether paid for by households or corporations. Taxes on third party insurance are excluded.


ACT Government taxation revenue from motor vehicle taxes increased by 6% between 2004-05 and 2005-06, to $90m. In comparison, total motor vehicle taxation revenue across all levels of government in Australia increased by 3% to $5,566m over the same period.


Stamp duty on vehicle registration represented 27% of total motor vehicle taxation revenue in the ACT in 2005-06, down from 28% in 2004-05. Nationally, 35% of total motor vehicle taxation revenue was from stamp duty on vehicle registration in 2005-06.

14.3 Motor vehicle taxes, ACT and Australia

ACT
Aust.
Stamp duty on vehicle registration
Other
Total
Stamp duty on
vehicle registration
Other
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

2000-01
20
58
78
1 387
2 646
4 033
2001-02
21
49
69
1 504
2 787
4 291
2002-03
24
54
78
1 695
2 991
4 686
2003-04
24
59
83
1 886
3 240
5 126
2004-05
24
61
85
1 918
3 497
5 415
2005-06
24
66
90
1 922
3 645
5 566

Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2005-06 (cat. no. 5506.0).



Government transport expenses

ACT Government operating expenses on transport and communications totalled $164m in 2005-06, $152m of which was spent on road transport.


Nationally, and across all levels of government (Commonwealth, state/territory, local and multi-jurisdictional), operating expenses on road transport totalled $10,378m in 2005-06, 56% of a total operating expenditure on Transport and communications of $18,455m.

14.4 General government operating expenses on transport and communication(a), ACT and Australia

ACT
Australia
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Road transport
155
144
152
9 663
10 222
10 378
Water transport
-
-
-
377
430
482
Rail transport
-
-
-
4 610
3 819
4 449
Air transport
-
-
-
190
152
175
Communications and other transport
5
12
12
2 032
2 559
2 971
Total
161
156
164
16 873
17 182
18 455

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Across all levels of government (i.e. Commonwealth, state/territory, local and multi-jurisdictional).
Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2005-06 (cat.no. 5512.0), Time series spreadsheets.



Estimated road construction expenditure

Road authorities in each state and territory are required to provide the National Road Transport Commission with road construction estimates each year. These data help to identify the share of bridge and road costs attributed to heavy vehicles. It is also used in the application of the annual adjustment procedure for heavy vehicle registration charges.


The total estimated expenditure on road construction and maintenance in the ACT decreased between 2004-05 and 2005-06, down by 9% or $15m. Of the ACT's total estimated road construction and maintenance expenditure for 2005-06 ($51m), 37% was expended on Pavement improvements ($19m). Expenditure on Pavement improvements in 2005-06 ($25m) was around three-quarters (76%) of that in 2004-05.


A further $9m was expended on road Servicing and operating costs in the ACT in 2005-06. This amount was similar to that for 2004-05 ($10m), but the proportion of total expenditure on road servicing and operating costs increased slightly, from 17% in 2004-05 to 18% in 2005-06.


Nationally, the total estimated expenditure on road construction and maintenance for 2005-06 was $6,733m, a 16% increase ($924m) on the 2004-05 estimated expenditure of $5,809m.

14.5 Estimated road construction and maintenance expenditure, ACT and Australia

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
ACT
Australia
ACT
Australia
ACT
Australia
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Servicing and operating
10
601
10
670
9
697
Road pavement and shoulder construction
Routine maintenance
1
375
1
372
2
409
Periodic surface maintenance
3
281
3
268
3
306
Bridge maintenance/rehabilitation
2
139
1
156
2
153
Road rehabilitation
3
447
3
436
2
415
Low-cost safety/traffic
5
253
7
329
4
392
Asset extension/improvements
Pavement improvements
49
741
25
799
19
956
Bridge improvements
9
266
2
365
2
381
Land acquisition, earthworks, other extensions/improvements
-
1 451
-
1 460
-
2 082
Other miscellaneous activities
Corporate services
4
216
4
237
5
230
Enforcement of heavy vehicle regulations
-
95
1
102
1
94
Vehicle registration(a)
3
301
3
307
3
318
Driver licencing
-
176
-
177
-
179
Loan servicing
-
144
-
130
-
122
Total
88
5 484
60
5 809
51
6 733

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Figure includes combined total of expenditure on vehicle registration and driver licensing.
National Transport Commission, Annual Reports, 2004, 2005 and 2006.


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