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In a media release issued on 28 October 2009, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry announced that the ATO has reported a $20 billion fall in revenue collections for the 2008-09 financial year due to the global recession. The ATO's Annual Report for 2008-09 shows total cash receipts collected were $264.5 billion during 2008-09 – 7% below the 2008 Budget forecast.

The ATO Annual Report states that company tax collections came in 15.8% below Budget forecasts and responsible for half the Budget forecast shortfall. GST collections were 9.1% below Budget forecasts.

The main revenue collections for 2008-09 were:

  • $116 billion PAYG from individual taxpayers
  • $60.4 billion in company tax
  • $41.2 billion from the GST
  • $24.4 billion in excise.

For a copy of the Minister's media release, No 2009/083, 28 October 2009, go here

For a copy of the ATO Annual Report 2008-09, go here


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