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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 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $600,000

    More than $600,000

    Cost of sales/turnover

    45% – 55%

    48% – 55%

    49% – 55%

    Average cost of sales

    50%

    52%

    52%

    Total expenses/turnover

    78% – 87%

    83% – 90%

    88% – 94%

    Average total expenses

    83%

    87%

    91%

    Activity statement – key benchmarks for 2015–16

    Key benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $600,000

    More than $600,000

    Non-capital purchases/
    total sales

    69% – 83%

    70% – 82%

    72% – 81%

    Tax return – other benchmarks for 2015–16

    Benchmark range

    Annual turnover range

    $65,000 – $150,000

    $150,001 – $600,000

    More than $600,000

    Labour/turnover

    14% – 20%

    11% – 16%

    11% – 16%

    Rent/turnover

    14% – 23%

    12% – 21%

    9% – 18%

    Motor vehicle expenses/turnover

    2% – 3%

    1% – 2%

    0% – 1%

      Last modified: 29 Apr 2021QC 43771