Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Portugal was below the OECD average for the whole of the period from 2000 to 2011. The ratio was 30.9% in 2000 and 30.3% in 2004 before it rose to 32.5% in 2008. It subsequently fell back to 30.7% in 2009 before rising to 32.5% in 2012. In 2011, it was 33.0%, when it was 1 percentage point below the OECD measure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Portugal are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 9.2% of GDP in 2000 and 8.7% in 2012, when it was 2-3 percentage points below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 8.0% of GDP in 2000 and 9.3% in 2011, when it was just above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was 12.2% of GDP in 2000 and 12.9% in 2011, when it was above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.0% of GDP in 2011, about 60% of the OECD average of 1.8%.
- 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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