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  • Taxation statistics 2012–13: 100 people

    12.8 million people sent their tax returns to us in the 2012–13 income year.

    Below we represent the millions of tax returns we received as 100 people.

    We received 52 from males and 48 from females.

    People sent returns to us from all over Australia:

    • 32 from New South Wales
    • 25 from Victoria
    • 20 from Queensland
    • 11 from Western Australia
    • 7 from South Australia
    • 2 from Tasmania
    • 2 from the Australian Capital Territory
    • 1 from the Northern Territory.

    We received tax returns from five different generations:

    • 12 from generation Z
    • 22 from generation Y
    • 32 from generation X
    • 26 from baby boomers
    • 7 from seniors.

    People lodged their tax returns in different ways:

    • 74 through a tax agent
    • 22 using e-tax
    • 4 by paper.

    We received tax returns from people in all sorts of occupations:

    • 24 were blue collar workers
    • 40 were white collar workers
    • 15 came from the service sector
    • 21 didn't specify their occupation or had no occupation.

    Thirty six people donated to charities and then claimed deductions.

    Four people declared capital gains.

    Sixty six claimed work-related expenses, of these:

    • 24 claimed under $500
    • 11 claimed between $500 and $1,000
    • 31 claimed over $1,000.

    Fifteen people earned rental income:

    • 10 had a net rental loss
    • 5 had a net rental profit.

    After we assessed the tax returns:

    • 80 people received a refund
    • 14 people owed tax
    • 6 balanced perfectly.

    Seven people received the government superannuation co-contribution.

    Nine people operated a business in their own name:

    • 2 made a loss
    • 7 made a profit.

    Below we show the proportion of all net tax paid when we ranked our 100 people by their taxable incomes.

    • People with the top three taxable incomes paid 27% of all net tax.
    • The next six paid 20% of all net tax.
    • The next 30 paid 42% of all net tax.
    • The next 35 paid 11% of all net tax.
    • The last 26 didn't pay any tax.

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    Taxation statistics 2012–13

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      Last modified: 07 May 2015QC 45072