Tax to GDP ratios
Austria is in the upper half of OECD countries ranked in order of tax to GDP ratio at 42.3% in 2011 and 43.2% in 2012. The 2011 figure was significantly above the OECD average of 34.1% and Austria’s tax to GDP ratio has been well above the OECD figure in every year since 2000.
The main observations for Austria are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes has been fairly stable between 2000 and 2012 at 12.2% of GDP in the first and 12.6% in the second and was slightly above the OECD average of 11.4% in 2011.
- Revenue from Social security contributions and payroll taxes has also been stable and in 2011 was 17.4%, almost double the OECD average of 9.5%.
- Taxes on goods and services declined from 12.3% to 11.8% of GDP over the period but were higher than the OECD average of 11.0% of GDP in 2011.
- Property tax revenues were 0.5% of GDP in 2011, less than one third of the OECD average.
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
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