Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for Norway

 

Tax to GDP ratios

Norway is in the upper rank of OECD countries in terms of tax to GDP ratio. The figures were very stable within the range 42.1% to 42.2% between 2000 and 2012 and were well above the OECD average for the whole period. The 2011 figure of 42.5% was 8 percentage points above the OECD measure of 34.1%.

Tax structures

The main observations for Norway are:

  • Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 19.2% of GDP in 2000 and 21.3% in 2012.  The 2011 figure of 20.5% was 9 percentage points above the OECD average of 11.4%.
  • The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 8.9% of GDP in 2000 and 9.5% in 2011 when it was just above the OECD average of 9.1%. 
  • The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services decreased from 13.5% in 2000 to 11.3% of GDP in 2011 when it was just above the OECD average of 11.0%.
  • Property tax revenues were 1.2% of GDP in 2010, about two thirds of the OECD average of 1.8%.

Notes
  • OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
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