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Housing assistance agency—revenue (taxation)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term303842
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termA tax is a compulsory levy imposed by government, mainly designed to raise revenue. There is usually no clear and direct link between payment of taxes and the provision of goods and services. Taxes are levied on incomes, wealth, production, sale and use of goods and services, and the performance of activities.
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To enable analysis of welfare revenue at the national level.

This metadata item is based on relevant sections of the Economic Type Framework Classification (ETF) within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian System of Government Finance Statistics (GFS). The GFS summarises the broad reporting requirements of government bodies for Public Sector Accounts. As part of these reporting requirements, governments need to obtain certain information from funded organisations. This metadata item is presented in the interests of facilitating reporting.

The ETF is based on established accounting principles and specifies an operating statement, cash flow statement, reconciliation statement, supplementary statement, intra-unit transfers other than revaluations and accrued transactions, revaluations and other changes in the volume of assets and, a balance sheet.

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Object class:Housing assistance agency
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An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people.

Defining Agency is extremely important for data collection, as it is the level at which most data are collected in the housing assistance and other human service areas.

Regardless of the way in which an organisation is funded, a housing assistance agency is the level of the organisation responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people. In some instances one organisation will have more than one or many agencies.

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Collection and usage attributes

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Different collections define Agency differently according to their context and varying need for information on the different levels of organisations providing services or assistance. Individual data collections will therefore need to further specify what a housing assistance agency is for their collection purposes.

In the mainstream community housing data collection, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the definition of 'Community housing provider'. In the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the state or territory housing authority (Head Office).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

Property attributes

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Property:Revenue
Definition:Help on this termA transaction or event that increases net worth.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

ABS 2003. Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (Cat. no. 5514.0.55.001) EMBARGO: 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/10/2003.

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Guide for use:Help on this termFor more details see the Detailed Economic Type Framework Classification in Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2005.

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Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005. Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concept, Sources and Methods (Cat. no. 5514.0). Viewed 13 October 2005.

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Housing assistance agency—revenue (taxation), total Australian currency N[N(9)] Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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