The Budget: taxes and spending

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The annual Budget shows how tax revenue is collected and how it will be spent. Explore issues concerning the Budget. Investigate how pressures on the Budget can impact on the type and amount of taxes that are levied.

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  • Fact 24

    One poetic Australian taxpayer wrote to the ATO: 'Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where my return iz. My "rego’s" due, my cash is nil, a cheque from you would pay the till'.

Superannuation / super guarantee charge

A charge that employers have to pay to the ATO when they either pay super for their employees late or they don’t pay at all.

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