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Economy > Taxes > Total tax revenue > Total tax revenue: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Taxes are defined as compulsory, unrequited payments to general government. They are unrequited in the sense that benefits provided by government to taxpayers are not normally in proportion to their payments.

Taxes on incomes and profits cover taxes levied on the net income or profits (gross income minus allowable tax reliefs) of individuals and enterprises. They also cover taxes levied on the capital gains of individuals and enterprises, and gains from gambling.

Taxes on goods and services cover all taxes levied on the production, extraction, sale, transfer, leasing or delivery of goods, and the rendering of services, or on the use of goods or permission to use goods or to perform activities. They consist mainly of value added and sales taxes.

Note that the sum of taxes on goods and services and taxes on income and profits is less than the figure for total tax revenues, which also includes payments by employers and employees made under compulsory social security schemes as well as payroll taxes, taxes related to the ownership and transfer of property, and other taxes.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Denmark 48.87% 2009
2 Sweden 48.16% 2009
3 Belgium 44.35% 2009
4 France 43.56% 2009
5 Norway 43.35% 2009
6 Italy 43.31% 2009
7 Finland 42.97% 2009
8 Austria 41.86% 2009
9 Iceland 41.36% 2009
10 Hungary 39.28% 2009
11 Netherlands 38.04% 2009
12 Spain 37.25% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 36.93% 2009
13 Luxembourg 36.86% 2009
14 United Kingdom 36.62% 2009
15 Portugal 36.6% 2009
16 Czech Republic 36.42% 2009
17 Germany 36.21% 2009
18 New Zealand 36% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 35.61% 2009
19 Poland 33.51% 2009
20 Canada 33.29% 2009
21 Ireland 32.24% 2009
22 Greece 31.32% 2009
23 Australia 30.6% 2009
24 Slovakia 29.78% 2009
25 Switzerland 29.66% 2009
26 South Korea 28.7% 2009
27 United States 28.33% 2009
28 Japan 27.9% 2009
29 Turkey 23.71% 2009
30 Mexico 20.5% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Taxes > Total tax revenue > Total tax revenue. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Taxes/Total-tax-revenue/Total-tax-revenue

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