The Australian Taxation Office started as the Commissioner of Land Tax in 1910 with a dozen employees. It was based in the Department of Treasury, situated in Melbourne, which was the seat of the Commonwealth Parliament until 1927.
- Land tax
A tax paid to state and territory governments on land that is not used as a person's home.
A law that has been enacted or passed by a parliament and been given Royal Assent.
- Limited liability
The limit placed on the responsibility of shareholders to pay for the debts of a company. Sole trader and partnership arrangements do not offer the business owner limited liability.