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  • Why we have tax

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) collects taxes for the Australian Government. The taxes we all pay fund community services such as:

    • health care
    • education
    • emergency services
    • roads and train lines
    • the Australian Defence Force
    • welfare and disaster relief.

    Having the services we all value depends on everyone paying the right amount of tax.

    Watch: Village and the boy named Tax

    This animation was developed from a story by high school student Felicity Pollard.

     

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      Last modified: 10 Aug 2021QC 63023