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    Table 1

    Tax return forms, cost of compliance data for 1998-99 to 2007-08 income years

    This table shows cost of compliance data for BASs (quarterly only); and company, partnership, trust, fund, fringe benefits tax and individual return forms.

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    Table 2

    Fringe benefits tax form, by employee benefit count and market segment - average time to complete form, 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years

    This table shows cost of compliance data for FBT returns, by the number of employees receiving benefits and market segment.

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    Table 3

    Income tax return time-box data, by total business income - average time to complete form, 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years

    This table shows cost of compliance data for company, fund, individual, partnership and trust returns, by total business income.

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    Table 4

    Income tax return time-box data, by market segment - average time to complete form, 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years

    This table shows cost of compliance data for company, fund, partnership, trust and individual entities by market segment, for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years.

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    Table 5

    BAS submitted quarterly, by market segment and role indicators - average time to complete form, 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years

    This table shows the number of entities and the total and average hours taken to complete all BAS for a particular income year, by market segment and role indicator (combinations of GST, PAYG withholding, PAYG instalment and FBT instalment) for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years.

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    Table 6

    Income tax return time-box data, by lodgment method - average time to complete form, 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years

    This table shows cost of compliance data for company, fund, partnership, trust and individual entities, by lodgment method for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 income years.

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    Table 7

    Cost of compliance index - trend over time, 2001-02 to 2007-08 income years

    This table examines the cost of compliance data as a series of index numbers for key tax and super forms and the cost of managing tax affairs. It is used to compare the movement in the cost of compliance burden over time.

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      Last modified: 24 Mar 2010QC 22511