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  • General notes

    Data for Taxation statistics 2008-09 was compiled before all processing for the 2008-09 income year and 2009-10 fringe benefits tax year was completed. Statistics in some chapters are sourced from 2009 annual income tax returns and associated schedules (such as the capital gains tax schedule 2009) that were processed by 31 October 2010. The statistics in these chapters are not necessarily complete and will continue to change as data from 2009 tax returns and schedules processed after 31 October 2010 is included. Caution should be exercised in comparing the detailed table statistics for the 2008-09 and prior income years. Better comparisons will be possible when Taxation statistics 2009-10 is published. In that edition, the 2008-09 income year detailed table statistics will include data from returns processed up to 31 October 2011.

    Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals. Average amounts, percentage changes and proportions are calculated from actual (not rounded) figures.

    In order to meet privacy regulations:

    • some cells in some tables have been aggregated but this does not affect the total number of records (number indicator showing the number of returns or taxpayers) and the total amounts
    • number indicators in the detailed tables may have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 5, so totals may differ from the sum of their components
    • amounts and totals may vary between tables.

    Descriptions or definitions of the items in the chapter and detailed tables are in the 'Return forms and other publications' section included on the CD-ROM attached to this publication and in the online version of the publication available at www.ato.gov.au

    The following symbol used in this publication means:

    • n.a. - not applicable or not available
    • $m - dollars are depicted in millions
    • ('000) - thousand
    • no. - number
    • .. - rounded to zero but not zero
      Last modified: 18 Oct 2011QC 23907