GST Administration Performance Report – 2016/17
- $59.8b GST raised
- $2.9b GST from compliance activities
- 2.7m GST registrants
- 10.3m original BAS processed
- 93.2% of monthly BAS lodged and 83.5% were on time
- 85.3% of quarterly BAS lodged and 73.5% were on time
- 77.5% lodged electronically
- BAS related payments of $260.1b
Voluntary compliance ratio: The VCR measures the number of taxpayers who completely meet all their obligations for the financial year.
- Percentage of taxpayers who have only had one late lodgment or payment: 83%
It costs the ATO $682.4m to administer GST.
- $5.6b of GST debt of which $3.8b is considered collectible
- On-time payment rate of 88.2%
- 98% of new ABR registrations finalised within 20 days
- GST is becoming increasingly embedded and normalised as part of business
- engagement of intermediaries is a strong determinant in perceived ease and ability to comply with GST requirements
- technology and automation continue to play a significant role in supporting compliance
- non-compliance is largely viewed as unintentional but is seen to be inevitable
- the cash economy is the main forum for deliberate non-compliance, with values and beliefs around this continuing to drive acceptance, or at least casual tolerance.