How is tax revenue spent?

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  • Fact 8

    In 1910, the Commonwealth Government introduced a land tax to provide for more defence spending and to prepare for the increase in migration. The land tax was chosen to encourage large-scale land owners to subdivide their land and sell it to small-scale settlers.

Withholding declaration

A document that helps an employee notify their employer of a change in their PAYG withholding, for example, an entitlement to a tax offset. A withholding declaration authorises the employer to reduce or increase the amount of tax withheld from payments.

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