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.
Australia has three levels of government.
A tax on certain goods produced or manufactured in Australia. These goods include alcohol, tobacco and petroleum. Customs duty at an equivalent rate is levied on imported goods to ensure that these goods are treated consistently with local goods.read more glossary terms