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  • Administering GST

    The ATO administers the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of the Australian states and territories, which reimburse us for our administration costs. Our obligations to the states and territories are set out in the GST Administration Performance Agreement between the ATO and the Council on Federal Financial Relations (the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations).

    The ATO met the agreed outcomes, including expenditure for administering the GST. In 2017–18, this was capped at the agreed estimate of $631.1 million.

    The GST administration costs will be subject to a special purpose audit by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).

      Last modified: 26 Oct 2018QC 57123