Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics country note for the Slovak Republic

 

Tax to GDP ratios

The tax to GDP ratio in the Slovak Republic was below the OECD average for the whole of the period from 2000 to 2011. The ratio fell from 34.1% in 2000 to 28.3% in 2010 and has been fairly stable since then. It was 28.7% in 2011 when it was 5-6 percentage points below the OECD measure of 34.1%.

Tax structures

The main observations for the Slovak Republic are:

  • Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 7.0% of GDP in 2000 and 5.4% in 2012.  The 2011 figure of 5.0% was less than half of the OECD average of 11.4%.
  • The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 14.1% of GDP in 2000 and 12.3% in 2011 when it was 3 percentage points above the OECD average of 9.1%     
  • The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services declined from 12.3% in 2000 to 10.7% of GDP in 2011 when it was below the OECD average of 11.0%.
  • Property tax revenues were 0.4% of GDP in 2010, less than one quarter of the OECD average of 1.8%.

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