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  • 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 – $250,000

    $250,001 – $750,000

    More than $750,000

    Cost of sales/turnover

    34% – 53%

    42% – 54%

    48% – 57%

    Average cost of sales

    44%

    48%

    53%

    Total expenses/turnover

    71% – 84%

    81% – 89%

    88% – 93%

    Average total expenses

    78%

    85%

    91%

    Activity statement – key benchmarks for 2015–16

    Key benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $250,000

    $250,001 – $750,000

    More than $750,000

    Non-capital purchases/
    total sales

    57% – 74%

    59% – 73%

    65% – 73%

    Tax return – other benchmarks for 2015–16

    Benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $250,000

    $250,001 – $750,000

    More than $750,000

    Labour/turnover

    16% – 24%

    13% – 21%

    14% – 20%

    Rent/turnover

    7% – 10%

    5% – 8%

    3% – 5%

    Motor vehicle expenses/turnover

    3% – 7%

    2% – 4%

    1% – 4%

      Last modified: 29 Apr 2021QC 43772