Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for Austria

 

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.

Tax structures

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.

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