• Administered expenses

    We paid $8.5 billion in administered expenses in 2012–13, $128.7 million higher than in 2011–12 and $418.5 million more than forecast in the 2012–13 Budget.

    Table 2.27 Administered expenses, 2008–09 to 2012–13 (a)
      2008–09
    $m
    2009–10
    $m
    2010–11
    $m
    2011–12
    $m
    2012–13
    $m

    Energy/fuel schemes payments

     

     

     

     

     

    Fuel tax credits (b)

    5,014

    5,016

    5,100

    5,642

    5,494

    Product stewardship for oil program

    41

    33

    35

    36

    33

    Cleaner fuels grants scheme

    101

    35

    31

    31

    44

    Total energy/fuel scheme payments

    5,156

    5,084

    5,166

    5,709

    5,571

    Other administered payments

     

     

     

     

     

    Family tax benefit

    2,265

     

     

     

    Education tax refund

     

    615

    692

    667

    15

    Baby bonus

    112

    34

    4

    1

    1

    Private health insurance rebate

    186

    191

    199

    205

    224

    First home saver account

     

    6

    10

    15

    18

    Tax bonus for working Australians

    7,364

    346

    21

    5

    13

    Superannuation co-contribution

    1,128

    1,405

    749

    615

    527

    Research and development tax offsets

    428

    535

    575

    655

    1,586

    National rental affordability

     

     

    3

    7

    13

    Australian screen production incentives

    43

    242

    152

    204

    226

    Total other administered payments

    16,682

    8,458

    7,571

    8,083

    8,195

    Distribution of superannuation guarantee charge entitlements

    292

    195

    258

    295

    312

    TOTAL (c)

    16,974

    8,653

    7,829

    8,378

    8,507


    The largest expense was fuel tax credits with payments of $5.5 billion. This was $120.3 million below the 2012–13 Budget forecast and $148.5 million below the 2011–12 outcome. We paid $77.7 million in claims under the product stewardship for oil program and the cleaner fuels grants scheme.

    Following the introduction of the new research and development tax incentive, research and development offset claims more than doubled to $1.6 billion in 2012–13. Australian screen production incentive claims also increased by 11.0% to $226.2 million. Collectively, payments against these expenses were $539.1 million greater than forecast in the 2012–13 Budget.

    We administered $271.6 million in expense payments to assist families and individual taxpayers, down from $893.4 million in 2011–12. The lower claim amount this year reflects the replacement of the education tax refund with the Schoolkids Bonus, which we did not administer. Actual payments to families and individuals were $9.6 million above the Budget forecast.

    We supported the superannuation savings of lower income individuals through superannuation co-contribution payments of $527.1 million, down $87.6 million on 2011–12 due largely to the freezing of eligible income thresholds, and distributing superannuation guarantee charge entitlements of $311.8 million.

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