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  • Taxation Statistics 2005-06

    A summary of income tax returns for the 2005-06 income year and other reported tax information for the 2006-07 financial year




    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    Welcome to the latest edition of Taxation Statistics - the Australian Tax Office's most comprehensive statistical publication.

    This publication informs the community about what taxpayers have been reporting to the Tax Office. It is a valuable resource, particularly for academics, researchers, scrutineers and the media. Importantly, it reflects an open and accountable tax administration.

    Taxation Statistics complements our Annual Report, providing more detailed information about how we administer the tax, superannuation, excise and related systems, including details of collections and payments. It is reflective of an open and accountable tax and superannuation administration.

    Each year we endeavour to improve Taxation Statistics to make it more relevant and easier to read. Some of the improvements this year include:

    • a new chapter that brings together information on charities and not for profit organisations
    • a new chapter on the international aspects of the Australian taxation system
    • more information on rental properties with greater detail on the types of deductions claimed
    • expanded information on work-related deductions
    • information on superannuation co-contributions by postcode
    • enhancements to the information on industry benchmark and business activity statements, and
    • revised 10 year time series data with the most recent information available.

    As always, Taxation Statistics contains an appendix with copies of the annual return forms, relevant schedules and activity statements.

    We are moving progressively towards a more comprehensive web publication. And this year we have continued to move more of the statistics to the detailed tables, which are best accessed through our website.

    The electronic version contains links to the relevant return form guides and other explanatory material that set out what information must be reported under each label on the forms, schedules or statements.

    I trust that the progressive improvements to the way we provide the information in Taxation Statistics will make this publication more useful and accessible.

    Your suggestions and comments would be most welcome and can be emailed to

    Michael D'Ascenzo
    Commissioner of Taxation

      Last modified: 18 Mar 2008QC 20124