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    This chapter presents an overview of Taxation Statistics by reporting some of the main statistics discussed in chapters 2-6 and 8-13.

    Australian law requires that people pay taxes and other charges to fund a range of programs and community services. The role of the Tax Office is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. The Tax Office is the Australian Government's principal revenue collection agency and a major payer of benefits. We are also the custodian of the Australian Business Register and the regulator of self managed superannuation funds.

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    OVERVIEW

    For the 2005-06 income year:

    • 13.5 million returns were lodged, 2.5% more than for 2004-05
    • individual returns represented 85.2% of all returns lodged
    • trusts experienced the largest growth in the number of returns lodged, with 6.8% more than for 2004-05
    • 4.4% fewer partnerships lodged returns than in 2004-05, and
    • the proportion of individuals lodging returns using e-tax increased to 13.2%.
     
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