Revenue Statistics

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OECD’s annual statistical publication that presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.  It also provides a conceptual framework defining which government receipts should be regarded as taxes and classifies different types of taxes.  Comparable tables show revenue data by type of tax in US dollars, as a percentage of GDP, and, for the different types of taxes, as a share of total taxation.  Detailed country tables show information in national currency values. Each edition represents a “snapshot” of the data at the time of publication; any further country amendments to the data will be shown in the relevant publication dataset within the “Other Versions: Database” below. Please also refer to the metadata for additional information.

Revenue Statistics 2011

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29 Nov 2011
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Data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, are basic inputs to most structural economic descriptions and economic analyses and are increasingly used in international comparisons. This annual publication gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as taxes and to classify different types of taxes. It presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.


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  • Foreword
    This annual publication provides information on tax levels and tax structures in OECD countries. It was prepared under the auspices of the Working Party on Tax Policy Analysis and Tax Statistics of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs and is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD.
  • Introduction
    The purpose of this annual publication is to provide internationally comparative data on tax levels and tax structures in member countries of the OECD. The taxes imposed in each country are presented in a standardised framework based upon the OECD classification of taxes and its Interpretative Guide as contained in Annex A to this Report.
  • Tax Revenue Trends, 1965-2010
    This annual Report presents detailed internationally comparable data on the tax revenues of OECD countries for all levels of government. The present edition provides outturn data on tax revenues in 1965-2009. In addition, provisional estimates of total revenues in 2010 are included for most countries. For the purpose of this Report the term "taxes" is confined to compulsory, unrequited payments to general government. Taxes are unrequited in the sense that benefits provided by government to taxpayers are not normally in proportion to their payments. In the OECD classification, taxes are classified by the base of the tax: income and profits (heading 1000), payroll (heading 3000), property (heading 4000), consumption (heading 5000) and other taxes (heading 6000). Compulsory social security contributions paid to general government are treated as taxes, classified under heading 2000. The tax concept, the classification of taxes and the accrual basis of reporting are set out in the Interpretative Guide to the Revenue Statistics; see AnnexA to this Report.
  • Tax Levels and Tax Stuctures, 1965-2010
  • Country Tables, 1965-2009
  • Tax Revenues by Sub-Sectors of General Government
    The tax data presented in this part of the Report have been attributed to the sub-sectors of general government identified in Section J of the Interpretative Guide (see Annex A) and the attribution criteria used are those set out in that guide. The column "supranational" reports the customs duties collected by the twenty-one EU member states on behalf of the European Union.
  • The OECD Classification of Taxes and Interpretative Guide
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