Australia's Future Tax System

Architecture of Australia's tax and transfer system

10.1 Introduction

In 2006‑07, the States collected $48.9 billion in tax (including $159 million in rates collected by the ACT), with local government taxes in other States raising a further $9.4 billion. Together this accounted for 18 per cent of total tax revenue raised by governments in Australia. A description of the major state taxes (including local government rates) is presented in Section 2.5. An additional dimension to state taxation is its role within broader state financing, which includes non‑tax revenue and grants from the Australian government.