Administering GST

The ATO met the agreed outcomes with the states and territories for the administration of GST under the GST Administration Performance Agreement between the ATO and the Council on Federal Financial Relations.

The expenditure for administering GST was capped at the agreed States and Territories Schedule B estimate of $679.6 million. The GST administration costs will be subject to a special purpose audit by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).

Following the ANAO’s special purpose audit of our 2014–15 expenditure for administering GST, an unqualified audit report was issued confirming that our expenditure in 2014–15 was a fair representation of our costs.