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Economy > Tax Stats: compare key data on Germany & United States

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  • Components of taxation > Personal income tax: Personal Income tax as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2002.
  • GDP > Constant LCU: GDP (constant LCU). GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency.
  • GDP > Constant LCU per capita: GDP (constant LCU). GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • GDP > Current LCU: GDP (current LCU). GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current local currency.
  • GDP > Current LCU per capita: GDP (current LCU). GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • GDP > Current US$ per capita: GDP (current US$). GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • GDP per capita > Constant LCU: GDP per capita (constant LCU). GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Highest marginal tax rate > Corporate rate: Highest marginal tax rate (corporate rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of corporations.
  • Highest marginal tax rate > Individual > On income exceeding > US$: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals. This series presents the income levels for individuals above which the highest marginal tax rates levied at the national level apply.
  • Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals.
  • Tax payments > Number: Tax payments (number). Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent.
  • Tax rates: Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here."
  • Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > Current LCU: Taxes on income, profits and capital gains (current LCU). Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation.
  • Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > Current LCU per capita: Taxes on income, profits and capital gains (current LCU). Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Total tax wedge > Single worker: The percentage of gross earnings given up in tax, including any social security contributions. Calculated for a single worker without children, earning 100 % of the average wage. Data for 2001, and only for selected OECD countries.
  • GDP > Current US$: GDP (current US$). GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used.
  • Components of taxation > Property tax: Property tax as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2000.
  • Social security contributions: Social contributions include social security contributions by employees, employers, and self-employed individuals, and other contributions whose source cannot be determined. They also include actual or imputed contributions to social insurance schemes operated by governments."
  • Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > Current LCU: Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation."
  • Components of taxation > Social security > Employees contribution: Tax on employee's contribution of social security as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2002.
  • Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours: Time to prepare and pay taxes is the time, in hours per year, it takes to prepare, file, and pay (or withhold) three major types of taxes: the corporate income tax, the value added or sales tax, and labor taxes, including payroll taxes and social security contributions."
  • Tax payments > Number per million: Tax payments (number). Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method > Current US$: GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$). GNI per capita (formerly GNP per capita) is the gross national income, converted to U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method, divided by the midyear population. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. GNI, calculated in national currency, is usually converted to U.S. dollars at official exchange rates for comparisons across economies, although an alternative rate is used when the official exchange rate is judged to diverge by an exceptionally large margin from the rate actually applied in international transactions. To smooth fluctuations in prices and exchange rates, a special Atlas method of conversion is used by the World Bank. This applies a conversion factor that averages the exchange rate for a given year and the two preceding years, adjusted for differences in rates of inflation between the country, and through 2000, the G-5 countries (France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States). From 2001, these countries include the Euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Tax payments > Number > Per capita: Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent." Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Components of taxation > Corporate income tax: Corporate Income tax as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2002.
  • Tax Freedom Day > Date of year: Date when the Tax Freedom Day was achieved by countries in the year mentioned. Tax Freedom Day is the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to fund its annual tax burden
  • Tax revenue > Current LCU: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue."
  • Other taxes > Current LCU: Other taxes include employer payroll or labor taxes, taxes on property, and taxes not allocable to other categories, such as penalties for late payment or nonpayment of taxes."
  • Net taxes on products > Current LCU: Net taxes on products (net indirect taxes) are the sum of product taxes less subsidies. Product taxes are those taxes payable by producers that relate to the production, sale, purchase or use of the goods and services. Subsidies are grants on the current account made by general government to private enterprises and unincorporated public enterprises. The grants may take the form of payments to ensure a guaranteed price or to enable maintenance of prices of goods and services below costs of production, and other forms of assistance to producers. Data are in current local currency.
  • Net taxes on products > Current US$ per capita: Net taxes on products (net indirect taxes) are the sum of product taxes less subsidies. Product taxes are those taxes payable by producers that relate to the production, sale, purchase or use of the goods and services. Subsidies are grants on the current account made by general government to private enterprises and unincorporated public enterprises. The grants may take the form of payments to ensure a guaranteed price or to enable maintenance of prices of goods and services below costs of production, and other forms of assistance to producers. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Components of taxation > Goods and service tax: Goods and service tax as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2002.
  • Social contributions > Current LCU: Social contributions include social security contributions by employees, employers, and self-employed individuals, and other contributions whose source cannot be determined. They also include actual or imputed contributions to social insurance schemes operated by governments.
  • Components of taxation > Social security > Contribution by employer: Tax on employer's contribution of social security as a percentage of total tax collected by the country. Data is for 2002.
  • Total tax wedge > Single-income family: The percentage of gross earnings given up in tax, including any social security contributions. Calculated for a married couple with two children, earning 100% of the average wage. Data for 2001. Selected OECD countries only.
  • Contribution by richest 30%: Proportion of taxes paid by the broad income group - richest 30% (Data is for mid-1990s). Taxes include all direct income taxes, including employee social security contributions. Income groups were built on the basis of final disposable adjusted income.
  • GDP growth > Annual %: GDP growth (annual %). Annual percentage growth rate of GDP at market prices based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2005 U.S. dollars. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • GDP per capita > Current LCU: GDP per capita (current LCU). GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current local currency.
  • Taxes on goods and services > % value added of industry and services: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies.
  • Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains including income tax > % of revenue: Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation."
  • Other taxes > % of revenue: Other taxes (% of revenue). Other taxes include employer payroll or labor taxes, taxes on property, and taxes not allocable to other categories, such as penalties for late payment or nonpayment of taxes.
  • Other taxes payable by businesses > % of commercial profits: Other taxes payable by businesses (% of commercial profits). Other taxes payable by businesses include the amounts paid for property taxes, turnover taxes, and other small taxes such as municipal fees and vehicle and fuel taxes.
  • Total tax rate > % of commercial profits: Total tax rate (% of commercial profits). Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Taxes withheld (such as personal income tax) or collected and remitted to tax authorities (such as value added taxes, sales taxes or goods and service taxes) are excluded.
  • Profit tax > % of commercial profits: Profit tax (% of commercial profits). Profit tax is the amount of taxes on profits paid by the business.
  • Total tax rate > % of profit: Total tax rate is the total amount of taxes payable by businesses (except for labor taxes) after accounting for deductions and exemptions as a percentage of profit.
  • GDP > Current US$, % of GDP: GDP (current US$). GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • GNI > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: GNI (constant 2000 US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Tax revenue > % of GDP: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue."
  • Grants and other revenue > Current LCU: Grants and other revenue include grants from other foreign governments, international organisations, and other government units; interest; dividends; rent; requited, nonrepayable receipts for public purposes (such as fines, administrative fees, and entrepreneurial income from government owner\xADship of property); and voluntary, unrequited, nonrepayable receipts other than grants."
  • Revenue > Excluding grants > Current LCU: Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here."
  • Social security contributions > Current LCU: Social contributions include social security contributions by employees, employers, and self-employed individuals, and other contributions whose source cannot be determined. They also include actual or imputed contributions to social insurance schemes operated by governments."
  • Contribution by poorest 30%: Proportion of taxes paid by the broad income group - poorest 30% (Data is for mid-1990s). Taxes include all direct income taxes, including employee social security contributions. Income groups were built on the basis of final disposable adjusted income.
  • Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains including income tax > % of total taxes: Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation."
  • Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of total taxes: Taxes on income, profits and capital gains (% of total taxes). Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation.
  • Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of revenue: Taxes on income, profits and capital gains (% of revenue). Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation.
  • Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > % of revenue: Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation.
  • GNI > Constant 2000 US$: GNI (constant 2000 US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Taxes on goods and services > Current LCU: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies."
  • Revenue, excluding grants > % of GDP: Revenue, excluding grants (% of GDP). Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here.
  • Net taxes on products > Current US$ > Per capita: Net taxes on products (net indirect taxes) are the sum of product taxes less subsidies. Product taxes are those taxes payable by producers that relate to the production, sale, purchase or use of the goods and services. Subsidies are grants on the current account made by general government to private enterprises and unincorporated public enterprises. The grants may take the form of payments to ensure a guaranteed price or to enable maintenance of prices of goods and services below costs of production, and other forms of assistance to producers. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Grants and other revenue > % of revenue: Grants and other revenue include grants from other foreign governments, international organisations, and other government units; interest; dividends; rent; requited, nonrepayable receipts for public purposes (such as fines, administrative fees, and entrepreneurial income from government owner\xADship of property); and voluntary, unrequited, nonrepayable receipts other than grants."
  • Taxes on goods and services > % of revenue: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies."
  • Contribution by middle 40%: Proportion of taxes paid by the broad income group - middle class 40% (Data is for mid-1990s). Taxes include all direct income taxes, including employee social security contributions. Income groups were built on the basis of final disposable adjusted income.
  • Net taxes on products > Current US$: Net taxes on products (net indirect taxes) are the sum of product taxes less subsidies. Product taxes are those taxes payable by producers that relate to the production, sale, purchase or use of the goods and services. Subsidies are grants on the current account made by general government to private enterprises and unincorporated public enterprises. The grants may take the form of payments to ensure a guaranteed price or to enable maintenance of prices of goods and services below costs of production, and other forms of assistance to producers. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Taxes on goods and services including sales tax > % value added of industry and services: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies."
  • GNI > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP: GNI (constant 2000 US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > % of total taxes: Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realized or not, on land, securities, and other assets. Intragovernmental payments are eliminated in consolidation.
  • Social contributions > % of revenue: Social contributions include social security contributions by employees, employers, and self-employed individuals, and other contributions whose source cannot be determined. They also include actual or imputed contributions to social insurance schemes operated by governments.
  • Labor tax and contributions > % of commercial profits: Labor tax and contributions (% of commercial profits). Labor tax and contributions is the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business.
  • Net taxes on products > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: Net taxes on products (net indirect taxes) are the sum of product taxes less subsidies. Product taxes are those taxes payable by producers that relate to the production, sale, purchase or use of the goods and services. Subsidies are grants on the current account made by general government to private enterprises and unincorporated public enterprises. The grants may take the form of payments to ensure a guaranteed price or to enable maintenance of prices of goods and services below costs of production, and other forms of assistance to producers. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Components of taxation > Personal income tax 25.1%
Ranked 16th.
37.7%
Ranked 5th. 50% more than Germany
GDP > Constant LCU 2.47 trillion
Ranked 43th.
14.23 trillion
Ranked 18th. 6 times more than Germany

GDP > Constant LCU per capita 30,183.88
Ranked 97th.
45,335.9
Ranked 81st. 50% more than Germany

GDP > Current LCU 2.67 trillion
Ranked 63th.
16.24 trillion
Ranked 28th. 6 times more than Germany

GDP > Current LCU per capita 32,560.82
Ranked 115th.
51,748.56
Ranked 98th. 59% more than Germany

GDP > Current US$ per capita $41,862.71
Ranked 19th.
$51,748.56
Ranked 10th. 24% more than Germany

GDP per capita > Constant LCU 30,183.88
Ranked 97th.
45,335.9
Ranked 81st. 50% more than Germany

Highest marginal tax rate > Corporate rate 29.44%
Ranked 44th.
40%
Ranked 4th. 36% more than Germany

Highest marginal tax rate > Individual > On income exceeding > US$ $334,448.00
Ranked 3rd.
$372,950.00
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than Germany

Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate 45%
Ranked 10th. 29% more than United States
35%
Ranked 35th.

Tax payments > Number 9
Ranked 150th.
11
Ranked 139th. 22% more than Germany

Tax rates 28.31
Ranked 47th. 78% more than United States
15.91
Ranked 3rd.

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > Current LCU 117.24 billion
Ranked 43th.
1.4 trillion
Ranked 15th. 12 times more than Germany

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > Current LCU per capita 1,433.29
Ranked 72nd.
4,477.99
Ranked 46th. 3 times more than Germany

Total tax wedge > Single worker 50.7%
Ranked 3rd. 69% more than United States
30%
Ranked 21st.
GDP > Current US$ $3.43 trillion
Ranked 5th.
$16.24 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Components of taxation > Property tax 2.3%
Ranked 17th.
10.1%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany
Social security contributions 54.74%
Ranked 1st. 31% more than United States
41.64%
Ranked 1st.

Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > Current LCU 127.94 billion
Ranked 31st.
1.09 trillion
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Germany

Components of taxation > Social security > Employees contribution 17.6%
Ranked 4th. 50% more than United States
11.7%
Ranked 10th.
Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours 196
Ranked 106th. 5% more than United States
187
Ranked 112th.

Tax payments > Number per million 0.11
Ranked 178th. 3 times more than United States
0.035
Ranked 185th.

GNI per capita, Atlas method > Current US$ $44,260.00
Ranked 16th.
$52,340.00
Ranked 8th. 18% more than Germany

Tax payments > Number > Per capita 0.196 per 1 million people
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than United States
0.033 per 1 million people
Ranked 170th.

Components of taxation > Corporate income tax u2.9%
Ranked 28th.
u6.7%
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than Germany
Tax Freedom Day > Date of year 7/8/2011 4/9/2011
Tax revenue > Current LCU 294.26 billion
Ranked 35th.
1.21 trillion
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Germany

Other taxes > Current LCU 30 million
Ranked 48th.
23.88 billion
Ranked 1st. 796 times more than Germany

Net taxes on products > Current LCU 218000000000 809400000000
Net taxes on products > Current US$ per capita 3,287.41$
Ranked 11th. 19% more than United States
2,764.29$
Ranked 16th.

Components of taxation > Goods and service tax 29.2%
Ranked 19th. 66% more than United States
17.6%
Ranked 30th.
Social contributions > Current LCU 379550000000 855345000000
Components of taxation > Social security > Contribution by employer 19.8%
Ranked 9th. 52% more than United States
13%
Ranked 15th.
Total tax wedge > Single-income family 32.6%
Ranked 10th. 68% more than United States
19.4%
Ranked 21st.
Contribution by richest 30% 53.6%
Ranked 11th.
65.3%
Ranked 3rd. 22% more than Germany
GDP growth > Annual % 0.689%
Ranked 142nd.
2.78%
Ranked 105th. 4 times more than Germany

GDP per capita > Current LCU 32,560.82
Ranked 115th.
51,748.56
Ranked 98th. 59% more than Germany

Taxes on goods and services > % value added of industry and services 7.19%
Ranked 54th. 11 times more than United States
0.67%
Ranked 84th.

Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains including income tax > % of revenue 17.97%
Ranked 57th.
47.97%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany

Other taxes > % of revenue 0.0775%
Ranked 88th.
0.379%
Ranked 78th. 5 times more than Germany

Other taxes payable by businesses > % of commercial profits 4.6%
Ranked 59th.
8.4%
Ranked 39th. 83% more than Germany

Total tax rate > % of commercial profits 49.4%
Ranked 46th. 7% more than United States
46.3%
Ranked 58th.

Profit tax > % of commercial profits 23%
Ranked 45th.
27.9%
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Germany

Total tax rate > % of profit 44.9%
Ranked 69th.
46.3%
Ranked 63th. 3% more than Germany

GDP > Current US$, % of GDP 100.84%
Ranked 29th.
103.57%
Ranked 12th. 3% more than Germany

GNI > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $38,418.73
Ranked 10th.
$46,084.41
Ranked 6th. 20% more than Germany

Tax revenue > % of GDP 11.79%
Ranked 77th. 39% more than United States
8.46%
Ranked 4th.

Grants and other revenue > Current LCU 27.96 billion
Ranked 42nd.
116.63 billion
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Germany

Revenue > Excluding grants > Current LCU 706.5 billion
Ranked 24th.
2.27 trillion
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany

Social security contributions > Current LCU 389.74 billion
Ranked 9th.
944.24 billion
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany

Contribution by poorest 30% 10%
Ranked 5th. 59% more than United States
6.3%
Ranked 9th.
Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains including income tax > % of total taxes 43.48%
Ranked 30th.
90.15%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of total taxes 38.32%
Ranked 44th.
92.26%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of revenue 15.4%
Ranked 76th.
54.89%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany

Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > % of revenue 15.9%
Ranked 40th.
55.26%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany

GNI > Constant 2000 US$ $3.15 trillion
Ranked 5th.
$14.47 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Taxes on goods and services > Current LCU 166.32 billion
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than United States
72.54 billion
Ranked 1st.

Revenue, excluding grants > % of GDP 28.94%
Ranked 48th. 77% more than United States
16.36%
Ranked 87th.

Net taxes on products > Current US$ > Per capita 3.29 million$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 11th. 19% more than United States
2.76 million$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.

Grants and other revenue > % of revenue 3.93%
Ranked 77th.
5.14%
Ranked 5th. 31% more than Germany

Taxes on goods and services > % of revenue 23.36%
Ranked 67th. 7 times more than United States
3.2%
Ranked 4th.

Contribution by middle 40% 36.5%
Ranked 2nd. 29% more than United States
28.4%
Ranked 13th.
Net taxes on products > Current US$ 271.11 billion$
Ranked 1st.
809.4 billion$
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany

Taxes on goods and services including sales tax > % value added of industry and services 7.49%
Ranked 59th. 15 times more than United States
0.51%
Ranked 83th.

GNI > Constant 2000 US$, % of GDP 92.54%
Ranked 5th. About the same as United States
92.23%
Ranked 6th.

Taxes on income > Profits and capital gains > % of total taxes 41.7%
Ranked 21st.
90.93%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany

Social contributions > % of revenue 58.34%
Ranked 1st. 56% more than United States
37.36%
Ranked 9th.

Labor tax and contributions > % of commercial profits 21.8%
Ranked 54th. 2 times more than United States
9.9%
Ranked 133th.

Net taxes on products > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.097$ per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 67th.
69.3$ per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 114th. 714 times more than Germany

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