History of tax in Australia

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Taxes have changed and evolved over time.  Discover the changes made in the Australian tax system and explore the reasons taxes change.

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  • Fact 11

    The first new tax introduced after Federation was the Bank Notes Tax Act 1910 which introduced an Australian currency. It imposed a 10% tax on bank notes that had been previously issued privately. The new national currency first appeared in December 1910.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

An Australian Government body that collects taxes and other revenue, and manages superannuation.

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