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  • Tax and superannuation statistics

    We collect a wide range of data from different sources in our role as the government's principal revenue collection agency and an administrator of Australia’s superannuation system.

    We compile statistical information from this data and publish it in a range of forms. Our annual publication, Taxation statistics, provides a comprehensive statistical summary of information taxpayers report to us. It includes information sourced from:

    • the income tax returns of individuals, companies, super funds, partnerships and trusts
    • annual returns for fringe benefits tax (FBT) and goods and services tax (GST)
    • business activity statements (BAS) and instalment activity statements (IAS)
    • schedules for rental properties, capital gains tax (CGT) and international dealings
    • superannuation member contribution statements (MCS)
    • other information reported to us in relation to excise, the pay as you go (PAYG) system and charitable institutions.

    Taxation statistics also provides industry benchmarks (that can be used to analyse business activity and performance) and data on the time-based cost of compliance.

    We welcome your feedback on how we present this information and what we include. Email us at taxstats@ato.gov.au.

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    Ad hoc data requests

    If you have a request for data not covered by Taxation statistics, email your request to taxstats@ato.gov.au.

    Where we can fulfil your request, we make these datasets available by publishing them on data.gov.auExternal Link. In some cases we may not be able to release the data you request due to confidentiality issues or resource constraints.

    See also:

    Taxation statistics: 100 People

    To help people get a picture of the Australian tax system, Taxation statistics: 100 people represents the entire lodging population in terms of 100 people.

    For the 2015–16 and 2016–17 editions of Taxation statistics, these figures are included in the publications, along with a detailed table containing data for more years.

    Other taxation and superannuation statistics

    Other taxation and superannuation statistics of interest include:

    Last modified: 29 Mar 2019QC 33549