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  • Nil tax payable by ownership type

    The proportion of entities with nil tax payable has decreased over the past three years, from 36% in 2015–16 to 34% in 2016–17 and 32% in 2017–18. The largest decline in the proportion of nil tax payable by ownership type over this period was in Australian public entities, although the proportion fell across all ownership groups.

    Australian public and foreign-owned entities have a higher proportion of entities with nil tax payable when compared to Australian private entities (Figure 25).

    Figure 25: Proportion of entities with nil tax payable, by ownership segment, 2015–16 to 2017–18

    This graph shows the proportion of entities with nil tax payable in 2017–18 as compared to 2016–17 and 2015–16 by ownership segment (private, foreign-owned and Australian public). The percentages have remained broadly stable, with the exception of Australian public entities showing larger declines than the rest over this 3 year period.

      Last modified: 12 Dec 2019QC 60880