Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Israel was stable at 35-36% between 2000 and 2007 and then fell sharply to 31.3% in 2009 and was 31.6% in 2012. It was above was the OECD average until 2007 and subsequently fell below so that in 2011 it was 1.5 percentage points below the OECD measure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Israel are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes fell from 14.7% of GDP in 2000 to 9.7% by 2012 It was below the OECD average of 11.4% in 2011.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was very stable over the period and at 5.6% of GDP in 2010, it was well below the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was also stable at 12-13% of GDP and at 12.9% in 2011, it was above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 3.1% of GDP in 2011, more than 60% above the OECD average of 1.9%.
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
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