• Collections by tax type

    Direct taxes accounted for 73.3% of net tax collections in 2010-11, compared with 72.5% in 2009-10. Within the direct taxes, the share of collections from individuals' income tax increased, company tax and superannuation remained unchanged and petroleum resource rent tax and fringe benefits tax declined. The shares of collections attributable to GST, excise and other indirect taxes declined in 2010-11.

    TABLE 4.2: Net collections by revenue type, 2009-10 and 2010-11(a)

     

    2009-10
    %

    2010-11
    %

    Direct taxes

    Total individuals

    47.4

    48.6

    Company tax

    20.6

    20.6

    Superannuation

    2.5

    2.5

    Petroleum resource rent tax

    0.5

    0.3

    Fringe benefits tax

    1.4

    1.2

    Total direct taxes

    72.5

    73.3

    Indirect taxes

    Excise

    9.7

    9.4

    GST (b)

    17.4

    16.9

    Other indirect taxes

    0.5

    0.4

    Total indirect taxes

    27.5

    26.7

    TOTAL

    100

    100

    (a) Totals may differ from the sum of components due to rounding.

    (b) GST includes non-general interest charge penalties, which are not collected for the state and territory governments.

    SNAPSHOT:
    100 people

    During 2010-11 we developed a new online presentation called 100 people.

    100 people represents all individual taxpayers in Australia as though they were 100 people. It draws on information from Taxation statistics 2008-09, our summary of tax returns and other tax data for that financial year.

    100 people shows a range of information, painting a picture of Australia's personal tax system. It includes who pays the majority of income tax, how many people salary package a car and how many people receive the superannuation co-contribution.

    100 people is another way we are trying to use our data to better inform and engage the community.

    100 people image

      Last modified: 31 Oct 2011QC 28036