Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Greece declined from 34.3% in 2000 to 30.5% in 2009 before rising again to 33.8% in 2012. It was lower than the OECD average over the whole period and in 2010 it was 32.2% compared with the OECD figure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Greece are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 9.4% of GDP in 2000 to 7.0% in 2010 but rose back to 8.4% in 2012. It was 7.0% of GDP in 2011, 4 percentage points below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 10.6% in both 2000 and in 2011 when it was 1.5 percentage points above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- Taxes on goods and services were very stable over the period and at 12.7% of GDP in 2011 were above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.8% of GDP in 2011, the same as 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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