Tax to GDP ratios
Between 2000 and 2008, the tax to GDP ratio in Estonia was stable in the range of 31.0% to 31.9%, below the OECD average. In 2009 it rose above the OECD figure to 35.3% and remained there in 2010 when it was 34.0% compared with the average of 33.8%. The 2011 and 2012 measures of 32.3% and 32.5% have slipped below the OECD average, replicating the situation between 2000 and 2008.
The main observations for Estonia are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 7.7% in 2000 to 6.8% of GDP in 2012 and was 6.5% of GDP in 2011, well below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions rose from 10.9% in 2000 to 13.1% in 2010 but fell back to 11.9% in 2011 but was still above the OECD average of 9.1% in 2011.
- Taxes on goods and services increased from 11.9% of GDP in 2000 to 13.4% in 2011 and were above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 0.3% of GDP in 2011, well below 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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