Taxi cents per kilometre rates

The cents per kilometre earnings rate is an estimate of the average income of a taxi based on kilometres travelled.

This method of estimating income is used by the ATO when adequate records are not available. The rates are also a reference guide for income tax or BAS return preparation or to compare performance against the industry norms.

Year Cents per Km
(gross earnings including gst)
2013 – (current) $1.30/km
2012 $1.27/km
2011 $1.24/km
2010 $1.22/km
2009 $1.18/km
2008 $1.14/km
2007 $1.10/km
2006 $1.06/km
2005 $1.01/km


Taxation Ruling TR 96/11 deals with record keeping requirements for the tax industry including the recording of taxi takings.

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This page was last modified on 4 July 2016