Explaining business taxes

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A range of taxes can apply to businesses. Explore what these taxes can include and look at the needs of businesses in relation to government services.

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  • Fact 15

    Primary industry suffered severely in the 1930s due to drought and the Depression, so the government introduced three new taxes to support farmers: the flour tax, the wool tax and the apple and pear tax.

Proportional tax

A tax where the tax rate is constant. GST and company tax are proportional taxes.

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