Tax to GDP ratios
Chile is in the lowest rank of OECD countries in order of tax to GDP ratio. The ratio rose from 18.8% in 2000 to 22.8% in 2007 before declining to 17.2% in 2009 and then rising subsequently to 21.2% in 2011 and 20.8% in 2012. The 2011 figure was well below the OECD average of 34.1% and has been every year since 2000.
The main observations for Chile are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes increased between 2000 and 2012 from 4.4% to 8.3 of GDP but well remained below the OECD average of 11.4% in 2011.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions (1.3% in 2010 and 2011) was well below the OECD average.
- Taxes on goods and services declined from 12.0% to 10.5% of GDP over the period and were slightly lower than the OECD average of 11.0% of GDP in 2011.
- Property tax revenues were 0.8% of GDP in 20111, less than half the OECD average.
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
- More comparative information about OECD member countries is contained in the tables linked within the following webpages:
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