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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4058 ..


(2) Which RAOs will be consulted.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) TCCS will commence consultations with RAOs in October 2019.

(2) All four RAOs declared under the Heritage Act 2004 will be consulted.


Taxation—payroll tax rate(Question No 2682)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 August 2019:

(1) What is the total number of businesses that paid payroll tax during (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.

(2) What is the total number of businesses that have been (a) the subject of payroll tax compliance investigations and (b) found to owe money to the ACT Government, in relation to payroll tax during (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018 19.

(3) For each financial year since 2007-08 to date, what is the total amount of payroll tax (a) subject to payroll tax compliance investigations, (b) recouped through payroll tax compliance investigations (c) outstanding after payroll tax compliance investigations and (d) waived.

(4) What was the (a) minimum, (b) median, (c) average and (d) maximum, amount of payroll tax paid by businesses for each financial year to date since 2007-08.

(5) What is the breakdown of the (a) number of businesses in the ACT that paid payroll tax (b) percentage share of payroll tax paid and (c) value of payroll tax paid, during each financial year since 2017-18 to date by the taxable payroll bands (i) $2 000 000 – $2 249 999, (ii) $2 250 000 – $2 499 999, (iii) $2 500 000 – $2 749 999, (iv) $2 750 000 – $2 999 999, (v) $3 000 000 – $3 999 999, (vi) $4 000 000 – $4 999 999, (vii) $5 000 000 – $5 999 999, (viii) $6 000 000 – $6 999 999, (ix) $7 000 000 – $7 999 999, (x) $8 000 000 – $8 999 999, (xi) $9 000 000 – $9 999 999, (xii) $10 000 000 – $24 999 999, (xiii) $25 000 000 – $99 999 999, (xiv) $100 000 000 and above.

(6) What effect does 0.1 percent growth in (a) employment figures and (b) wages, have on payroll tax revenue.

(7) What specific assumptions regarding (a) employment and (b) wage growth, underpin the increases in payroll tax in 2019-20 and across each year of the forward estimates.

(8) What amount in (a) dollar figures and (b) percentage, is the increase in payroll tax revenue each year since 2018-19 and across the forward estimates is attributable to (i) employment growth, (ii) wage growth and (iii) compliance activities.

(9) What is the number of businesses that have a payroll tax liability based on total Australian wages that receive adjusted ACT tax free threshold for (a) 0 to 10 per cent, (b) 10 percent to 20 per cent, (c) 20 per cent to 30 per cent, (d) 30 per cent to 40 per cent, (e) 40 per cent to 50 per cent, (f) 50 per cent to 60 per cent, (g) 60 per cent to 70


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