Revenue Statistics 2016

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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 an internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.

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Executive summary

Tax revenues in OECD countries, measured as a percentage of GDP, increased again in 2015 to a newhigh of 34.3% on average.This continues the trend of steady increases in tax levels in the period after the financial crisis. Prior to the financial crisis, tax revenues had risen from 33.1% of GDP in 2004 to a pre-crisis peak of 33.8% in 2007, before falling to a low of 32.4% in 2009.

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