Tax to GDP ratios
Denmark has the highest tax to GDP ratio amongst OECD countries at 47.7% in 2011 and 48.0% in 2012. The ratio has ranged between 47.4% and 50.8% since 2000. The 2011 figure was 13.6 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1% and the situation has been similar since 2000.
The main observations for Denmark are:
- Taxes from personal and corporate income taxes have been very stable between 2000 and 2012 and were 29.6% of GDP in 2012, well above the OECD average of 11.4% in 2011.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions (1.0% in 2011) was well below the OECD average of 9.1%.
- Taxes on goods and services were also stable over the period and at 15.2% of GDP in 2011 were well above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.9% of GDP in 2011, the same as the OECD average.
- 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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