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From the monthly archives: June 2017

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The federal government introduced payroll tax in 1941 at 2.5% of wages to finance a national scheme for child endowment.

Federal Income Tax Introduced (1915)

A federal government income tax was introduced in 1915, in addition to existing state income taxes, to finance involvement in the First World War. 

Taxation and Federation (1901)

At Federation in 1901, the Australian Constitution granted the Commonwealth a monopoly of customs duties and excises and the power to levy other taxes concurrently with the States. 

First State Income Tax (1880)

Tasmania was the first state to introduce an income tax in 1880 to raise revenue due to a fiscal crisis.