List of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP


List of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP

This table lists countries by total 2005 tax revenues (federal, state, and local) as a percentage of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The data for EU (European Union) countries and Norway is from EUROSTAT (Statistical Office of the European Communities). [ [http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/PGP_PRD_CAT_PREREL/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2007/PGE_CAT_PREREL_YEAR_2007_MONTH_06/2-26062007-EN-AP.PDF Rise in overall tax burden in the EU27 to 39.6% of GDP in 2005] . Eurostat news release. June 26, 2007.] The data for Australia, Japan, Mexico and South Korea is from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)..

(Caveat: Data from Eurostat and OECD is not directly comparable. The Eurostat figures displayed below show a ratio that is 1 to 2 percentage points higher; in the case of Germany by 4 percentage points.)

Notes

Additional references

* [http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/ACE2B395A8657B91CA256A6800820742?Open 5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2005-06] . April 3, 2007. Australian Bureau of Statistics.
* [http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=307&Topic2id=95 OECD Taxes as Share of GDP 1999-2004] . Tax Policy Center (Urban Institute, Brookings Institution).


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