Revenue Statistics 2015

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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 economic comparisons. This annual publication gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as 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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Executive summary

The tax burden continued to rise in OECD countries in 2014, increasing by 0.2 percentage points to an average of 34.4% of gross domestic product (GDP). This increase continues the recent upward trend as the OECD average tax burden has increased in every year since 2009 when the ratio was 32.7%. The 2014 figure is the highest ever recorded OECD average tax to GDP ratio since the OECD began measuring the tax burden in 1965. The tax burden is measured by taking the total tax revenues received as a percentage of GDP.

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