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  • Tax and superannuation statistics

    The ATO collects a wide range of data from different sources, including information reported to us by taxpayers, as part of its role as the government's principal revenue collection agency and as an administrator of Australia’s superannuation system.

    We compile statistical information from this data and publish it in a range of forms. In particular, our annual publication, Taxation statistics, provides a comprehensive statistical summary of information taxpayers report to us. It includes information sourced from:

    • the income tax returns of individuals, companies, super funds, partnerships and trusts
    • annual returns for fringe benefits tax (FBT) and goods and services tax (GST)
    • business activity statements (BAS) and instalment activity statements (IAS)
    • schedules for rental properties, capital gains tax (CGT) and international dealings
    • superannuation member contribution statements (MCS)
    • other information reported to us in relation to excise, the pay as you go (PAYG) system and charitable institutions.

    Taxation statistics also provides data on the time-based cost of compliance and industry benchmarks in the form of financial and activity statement ratios.

    We welcome your feedback on how we present this information and what we include. Email us at

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    Ad hoc data requests

    Where resources permit, we may be able to respond to specific ad-hoc requests for data not covered by Taxation statistics. To register your data request for consideration, email us at

    In some cases we may not be able to release the data due to confidentiality issues. However, where we can respond, we make these datasets available by publishing them on Link.

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    Taxation statistics: 100 People

    To help people get a picture of the Australian tax system, Taxation statistics: 100 people represents the entire population in terms of 100 people.

    For 2008–09, the data is presented graphically as well in figures:

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    Last modified: 02 Feb 2016QC 33549