Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for Chile

 

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.

Tax structures

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.

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