Revenue Statistics 2014

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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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Executive summary

The tax burden continued to rise in OECD countries in 2013, increasing by 0.4 percentage points to an average 34.1% of gross domestic product (GDP). This followed increases of similar size in 2012 and 2011, when the average tax burdens were 33.7% and 33.3%. 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 2013 in the 30 countries providing data for that year to the overall average tax to GDP ratio in 2012.

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