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In media release No 2012/10, issued 30 April 2012, the ATO announced that Taxation statistics 2009-10 - the latest edition of the ATO's comprehensive statistical publication - is now available.

  • For 2009-10, 12.4 million individuals lodged income tax returns, and a record 2.35 million individuals lodged using e-tax.
  • Total income for individuals rose by 3.7% to $606 billion; whilst total deductions claimed fell to just under $30 billion, 6.1% less than 2008-09. Work-related expenses accounted for more than half of these deductions, with 66% of individuals claiming this form of deduction.
  • Total company income was $2,212 billion, a decrease of 2.6% compared to 2008-09. Whilst total company expenses also declined, down 5.4% to $2,027 billion.
  • The mining industry experienced the highest drop in income, down $50 billion (26%) to $140 billion. However, their total expenses also reduced, down $38 billion to $107 billion.
  • Lodgment of self managed super fund (SMSF) returns continued to increase, up 5.0% to 373,195, whilst lodgments for all other fund types in total continues to fall, down 8.9% to 4,498.
  • Total income for SMSFs decreased by 18% to $26.2 billion, whilst for all other funds increased by 3.5% to $85.9 billion.


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