Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Finland declined from 47.2% in 2000 to 44.1% in 2012 but it was significantly higher than the OECD average over the whole period from 2000 to 2011. In 2010 it was 43.7%, 10 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1%.
The main observations for Finland are:
- Taxes from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 20.4% in 2000 to 15.2% in 2012 but were still 15.5% of GDP in 2011, well above the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions rose from 11.9% in 2000 to 12.6% in 2011 and was above the OECD average of 9.1% in 2011.
- Taxes on goods and services increased from 13.7% of GDP in 2000 to 14.3% in 2011 and were well above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.1% of GDP in 2011, about two thirds of 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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