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Thursday, 7 June 1984
Page: 2795

(Question No. 867)


Senator Maguire asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 2 May 1984:

(1) Does the report, 'Taxation Statistics 1981-82', supplement to the 61st report to Parliament of the Commissioner of Taxation, contain information on the cost to revenue in respect of taxpayers in each taxable income grade of claims for the dependent spouse, daughter-housekeeper and housekeeper rebates.

(2) What was the proportion of the total cost to revenue accounted for by rebates claimed by taxpayers with taxable incomes in the following grades: (a) $ 30,000 and above; (b) $24,000 and above; and (c) $20,000 and above.

(3) What proportions of all taxpayers had taxable incomes in the following grades: (a) $30,000 and above; (b) $24,000 and above; and (c) $20,000 and above.


Senator Walsh —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) Schedule 1.4 (b) to 'Taxation Statistics 1981-82' includes details of rebates allowed in respect of spouses, daughter-housekeepers and housekeepers. The Schedule covers more than 99 per cent of the tabulated cases in the individual field.

(2) The proportions of the total cost of such rebates allowed to individual taxpayers with taxable incomes in excess of $29,999 and $23,999 and $19,999 calculated from the Schedule are as follows:

Rebate

allowed

per cent Grade of taxable income

of total

$

30,000 and over 5.65 24,000 and over 16.41 20,000 and over 32.67

(3) The proportions of all taxpayers in the same grades of taxable income are shown in Schedule 1.2 to Taxation Statistics 1981-82. They are:

Number of Taxpayers

per cent Grade of taxable income

of total

$

30,000 and over 3.48 24,000 and over 8.48 20,000 and over 16.61