Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for Czech Republic

 

Tax to GDP ratios

The Czech Republic had a tax to GDP ratio of 34% in 2000 rising steadily to 36.3% by 2004 and then falling back to 33.8% in 2009 before increasing to 34.9% in 2011 and 35.5% in 2012. The 2011 figure was just above the OECD average of 34.1%. The Czech Republic ratio was below the OECD average in 2000 but moved above it in 2002 and has remained above since then.

Tax structures

The main observations for the Czech Republic are:

  • Taxes from personal and corporate income taxes declined slightly between 2000 and 2012 to 7.3% of GDP and remained well below the OECD average of 11.4% in 2011.
  • The tax ratio for Social security contributions (15.2% in 2010 and 15.4% in 2011) was more than 50% above the OECD average.
  • Taxes on goods and services increased from 10.7% to 11.7% of GDP over the period and were above 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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