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  • Taxation statistics 2010-11

    A summary of income tax returns for the 2010-11 income year and other reported tax information for the 2011-12 financial year.

    Preface

    Welcome to the 2013 edition of Taxation statistics.

    Each edition of Taxation statistics is a broad collection of data compiled from income tax returns (in this case for the 2010-11 income year) and other information provided to the ATO such as goods and services tax (GST) annual returns and business activity statements (from the 2011-12 financial year in this edition)

    It covers taxation (including income tax, GST and fringe benefits tax), excise and fuel schemes, superannuation, the Higher Education Loan Program and payments and transfers through the Australian taxation system. It continues to provide data on the time-based cost of compliance and industry benchmarks in the form of financial and activity statement ratios.

    The aim is to make data available for researchers and the broader community, which will be useful in improving our understanding of Australia's taxation and superannuation systems, as well as our understanding of aspects of the broader environment in which these systems operate.

    The data in Taxation statistics also adds to our picture of the Australian community - including distribution of taxable income across the country; sources of income; and data about business and work-related expenditure.

    Each year we endeavour to improve Taxation statistics. Improvements this year include:

    • the addition of time series charts and other visual aids to the summary chapter
    • restructuring and consolidating the individual tax detailed tables, to provide more information in a more efficient manner, whilst maintaining a user-friendly format.

    In addition, to assist more advanced researchers, we can make available a file containing a 1% confidentialised sample of individual tax return information. You can request access to this file through the email address below.

    We welcome your suggestions or comments. Email them to taxstats@ato.gov.au.

      Last modified: 03 Mar 2014QC 33846