Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Turkey was fairly stable between 24.1% and 26.2% over the period 2000 to 2010. It subsequently rose to 27.7% in 2012. These levels are below the OECD average over the whole period and in 2011, the measure was 27.8%, 4 percentage points below the OECD figure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Turkey are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 7.1% of GDP in 2000 and 6.0% in 2012. The 2011 figure was 5.8%, well below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions increased 4.5% of GDP in 2000 to 7.8% in 2011 when it was below the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services rose from 10.1% in 2000 to 12.6% of GDP in 2011 when it was above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.1% of GDP in 2011, one third below the OECD average of 1.8%.
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
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