Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Switzerland declined gradually from 29.3% in 2000 to 27.7% in 2007 before rising to 28.7% in 2009 and then falling back slightly. These levels are below the OECD average over the whole period and in 2011, the measure was 28.6%, 5-6 percentage points below the OECD figure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Switzerland are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 13.0% of GDP in 2000 and 2012. The 2011 figure of 13.2% was above the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 7.2% of GDP in 2000 and 7.0% in 2011 when it was below the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was 6.6% in 2000 and 6.4% of GDP in 2011 when it was well below the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 2.0% of GDP in 2011, 10% above 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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