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  • Performance benchmarks – previous years

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    2016–17 financial year

    These performance benchmarks were developed using information reported on tax returns and activity statements for the 2016–17 year.

    Tax return – key benchmarks for 2016–17

    Key benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $175,000

    $175,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Total expenses/turnover

    28% – 51%

    44% – 66%

    65% – 80%

    Average total expenses

    40%

    55%

    72%

    Tax return – other benchmarks for 2016–17

    Benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $175,000

    $175,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Labour/turnover

    25% – 41%

    24% – 41%

    32% – 45%

    Rent/turnover

    5% – 9%

    5% – 8%

    4% – 6%

    Motor vehicle expenses/turnover

    4% – 6%

    2% – 4%

    1% – 2%

    2015–16 financial year

    These performance benchmarks were developed using information reported on tax returns and activity statements for the 2015–16 year.

    Tax return – key benchmarks for 2015–16

    Key benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Total expenses/turnover

    28% – 50%

    41% – 66%

    64% – 80%

    Average total expenses

    39%

    54%

    72%

    Tax return – other benchmarks for 2015–16

    Benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Labour/turnover

    25% – 44%

    25% – 41%

    31% – 45%

    Rent/turnover

    5% – 10%

    5% – 8%

    4% – 6%

    Motor vehicle expenses/turnover

    4% – 6%

    2% – 4%

    1% – 2%

    2014–15 financial year

    These performance benchmarks were developed using information reported on tax returns and activity statements for the 2014–15 year.

    Tax return – key benchmarks for 2014–15

    Key benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Total expenses/turnover

    30% – 53%

    41% – 67%

    65% – 80%

    Average total expenses

    42%

    54%

    73%

    Tax return – other benchmarks for 2014–15

    Benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $400,000

    More than $400,000

    Labour/turnover

    26% – 45%

    25% – 42%

    31% – 45%

    Rent/turnover

    5% – 10%

    5% – 8%

    4% – 6%

    Motor vehicle expenses/turnover

    4% – 6%

    3% – 4%

    1% – 2%

      Last modified: 11 Mar 2020QC 43655