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  • Updates and revisions to previous estimates

    The 2020 revision has used the same methodology we used in the 2019 release of the small business income tax gap. We have provided estimates for each of the years 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18, whereas the 2019 release only estimated 2015–16.

    We have refreshed our previous estimate to take into account updates in underlying data and refinements to the methodology, so that the results between years remain comparable.

    Figure 5 displays the net gap from our current model compared to the previous estimate, undertaken in 2019.

    Figure 5: Current and previous small business net tax gap estimates, 2015–16 to 2017–18

     Figure 5: Chart showing the net gap estimates from previously published years as outlined in Table 7.

     The data is set out as a percentage in Table 7.

    Table 7: Current and previous small business net tax gap estimates, 2015–16 to 2017–18

    Year

    2015–16

    2016–17

    2017–18

    2019

    12.5%

    n/a

    n/a

    2020

    12.2%

    12.5%

    11.5%

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