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Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014

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Revenue Statistics in Latin America is a joint publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT). Its aim is to provide internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. By extending this OECD methodology to LAC countries Revenue Statistics in Latin America enables meaningful cross-country comparisons about tax levels and structures not only between LAC economies, but also between them and their industrialised peers.

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Tax Revenue Trends 1990-2012

Tax revenues as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) have increased considerably in Latin America during the last two decades. Both Chart A and Table A show how revenues, including social security contributions, for these Latin American countries have, with the exception of 2009, risen almost continuously from 13.6% of GDP in 1990 to 20.7% of GDP (unweighted averages) in 2012. This growth in the relative importance of tax revenues is a reflection of favourable macroeconomic conditions, changes in the tax systems design and strengthening of tax administrations.

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