Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for Poland

 

Tax to GDP ratios

The tax to GDP ratio in Poland was just below the OECD average for the whole of the period from 2000 to 2011. The ratio was 32.8% in 2000 and 31.7% in 2004 before it rose to 34.8% in 2007. It subsequently fell back to 31.7% in 2009 before rising to 32.3% in 2011 when it was 2 percentage points below the OECD measure of 34.1%.

Tax structures

The main observations for Poland are:

  • Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 6.8% of GDP in 2000 and 6.5% in 2010, when it was 5 percentage points below the OECD average of 11.4%.
  • The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 12.9% of GDP in 2000 and 11.4% in 2011, when it was more than 2 percentage points above the OECD average of 9.1%. 
  • The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services increased from 11.8% in 2000 to 12.7% of GDP in 2011, when it was 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%.

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