Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Hungary declined from 39.3% in 2000 to 37.3% in 2005 before rising to 40.3% in 2007 after which it subsequently declined to 37.1% in 2011 and 38.9% in 2012. It was higher than the OECD average over the whole period. In 2011 it was 37.1%, 3 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1%.
The main observations for Hungary are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 9.5% of GDP in 2000 to 6.8% 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 was 11.5% in 2000 and 12.9% in 2011 and was well above the OECD average of 9.1% in 2011.
- Taxes on goods and services were very stable over the period and at 15.9% of GDP in 2011 were well above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.1% of GDP in 2011, two thirds of 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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