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  • Taxation Statistics 2002-03: A summary of taxation, superannuation and industry benchmark statistics 2002-03 and 2003-04

    Preface

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    Welcome to the latest edition of Taxation Statistics - the Tax Office's most comprehensive statistical publication.

    Please note: for Taxation Statistics 2002-03: A summary of taxation, superannuation and industry benchmark statistics 2002-03 and 2003-04, the full version is not displayed on this website. A summary of each chapter has been provided. The full version of each chapter, or the whole document, can be downloaded in PDF or RTF format.

    Taxation Statistics 2002-03: a summary of taxation, superannuation and industry benchmark statistics 2002-03 and 2003-04 presents an overview of the income and tax status of Australian individuals, companies, partnerships, trusts and funds for the 2002-03 income year. The publication also contains statistics for superannuation, capital gains tax (CGT), fringe benefits tax (FBT), pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, goods and services tax (GST), excise, and energy grant schemes.

    The first chapter presents a description of the different taxes and collection systems and the sources of the statistics in this publication. We have included a section in the first chapter which lists instructions on how you may find the information you need in the book, CD-ROM or website versions of this publication. The second chapter presents a summary of the tax statistics reported in this edition. The remaining chapters present statistics and background information (for example, tax reforms that could have influenced the statistics) on specific taxes, collections systems, and energy grant schemes for the 2002-03 income year and/or 2003-04 financial year - current at the time of publication. However, some chapters also present time series tables showing statistics in earlier income or financial years. In this edition we have included ratios from activity statement data with the industry benchmarks in chapter 15.

    Once again, the CD-ROM attached to this publication contains an electronic copy of this publication and detailed statistical tables. These statistical tables include industry benchmark statistics (or financial ratios) on selected groups of business activities listed in the Tax Office publication, Business industry codes 2003. All detailed statistical tables can be downloaded in three different file formats - PDF, Excel and CSV.

    A glossary that defines the items reported in the detailed tables is included on the CD-ROM.

    The publication and CD-ROM are free. All the contents (chapters, detailed statistical tables and the glossary) are included in the book and on the CD-ROM.

    I hope you find the publication useful.

    Michael Carmody

    Commissioner of Taxation

    • Last modified: 29 Nov 2006QC 17921