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  • Taxation statistics 2011–12

    Taxation statistics 2011–12 presents an overview of 2012 income tax returns for individuals, companies, superannuation funds, partnerships and trusts. The statistics also cover other aspects of the taxation system such as GST, FBT and excise, along with the superannuation system, in relation to the 2012–13 financial year. The key information is summarised in tables and graphs arranged by topic. We also have more detailed information available as Excel spreadsheets. We welcome your feedback on the way we are presenting the taxation statistics for 2011–12, email us at

    About taxation statistics 2011–12

    Contains important information to read before using our statistical information and detailed tables. This includes cut-off dates for information gathering, changes to the way we report the data and abbreviations used in the tables.

    Taxation statistics 2011–12 tables

    The tables show statistics relating to: income tax returns and CGT; GST, FBT, excise and other taxes; tax offsets and other payments; pay as you go withholding and instalments; the cost of taxation compliance; charities; and the superannuation system. We also have a set of more detailed tables available, mainly in Excel spreadsheet format, for those who need further information.

    Industry benchmarks

    Industry benchmarks, in the form of financial and activity statement ratios, are provided in our detailed tables for individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts. Here we explain the return labels used for the benchmarks, and our exclusion criteria.

    The 2011–12 individuals sample file

    To assist more advanced researchers, we have a sample file available containing a 2% confidentialised sample of individual tax return information.

    Reference documents

    Copies of all the forms and associated schedules used to compile these statistics, a useful guide to finding 2010–11 tables in the 2011–12 report, and links to previous taxation statistics reports back to the 1999-2000 year are available.

    Taxation statistics – frequently asked questions

    Answers to some of the most common questions you may have about our annual taxation statistics.

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