Revenue and administered programs

As Australia's principal revenue agency, we facilitate the collection of revenue to fund public goods and services for the community. We do this through a range of collection systems, including income tax, goods and services tax, and excise duty.

We also administer some personal benefits and subsidies, including fuel credits, investment tax offsets and superannuation incentives.


  • Collecting net tax of $273.0 billion compared with $253.2 billion in 2009-10. The total was 4.5% below the 2010-11 budget forecast
  • Collecting $45.9 billion in GST for the state and territory governments and fully meeting our commitment to them under the GST performance agreement
  • Paying almost $7.8 billion in transfers and payments
    Last modified: 31 Oct 2011QC 28036