Revenue Statistics

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1996-3726 (online)
1560-3660 (print)
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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.

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17 Dec 2013
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9789264204218 (PDF) ; 9789264204195 (print)

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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 presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards. It also gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as taxes and to classify different types of taxes.

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  • Click to Access:  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.

  • Click to Access:  Executive summary

    The tax burden continued to rise in OECD countries in 2012, increasing by 0.5 percentage points to an average 34.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). The rate of increase was higher than in 2011 and 2010 when the average tax burdens were 34.1% and 33.8%. The tax burden is measured by taking the total tax revenues received as a percentage of GDP. The increase is calculated by applying the unweighted average percentage change for 2012 in the 30 countries providing data for that year to the overall average tax to GDP ratio in 2011.

  • Click to Access:  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.

  • Click to Access:  Tax revenue trends, 1965-2012

    This Annual Report presents detailed internationally comparable data on tax revenues of OECD countries for all levels of government. The latest edition provides outturn (i.e. final) data on tax revenues in 1965-2011. In addition, provisional estimates of tax revenues in 2012 are included for almost all OECD countries.

  • Click to Access:  Tax levels and tax structures, 1965-2012
  • Click to Access:  Country tables, 1965-2011
  • Click to Access:  Tax revenues by subsectors of general government
  • Click to Access:  The OECD classification of taxes and Interpretative Guide
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