Income tax returns for individuals, companies, funds, trusts and partnerships contain a time-box label, used to record their estimate of the total time taken to complete the form in addition to the time required for the compilation of relevant information and record keeping. As it is not compulsory for taxpayers to complete the time-box label, the figures below should be regarded as an estimate.
The cost of taxation compliance section contains the following tables:
- Table 39: Average time to complete income tax return, 2009–10 to 2011–12 income years
- Table 40: Cost of managing tax affairs for individuals, 2009–10 to 2011–12 income years
We also have a set of more detailed tables available, in the form of Excel spreadsheets, containing cost of taxation compliance data at a much finer level.
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Data for each income year includes data processed up to 31 October of the following year. For example, data for the 2011–12 income year includes data processed up to 31 October 2013.
The number of entities has been rounded to the nearest five and totals may differ from the sum of components, due to rounding.