Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Italy declined from 42.0% in 2000 to 40.6% in 2005 before rising to 43.2% in 2007 and 44.4% by 2012. Italy is in the upper rank of OECD countries in respect to the ratio and with a measure of 43.0% of GDP in 2011, it was 9 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1%.
The main observations for Italy are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 13.9% of GDP in 2000 and 14.6% in 2012. In 2011, the measure was 13.9% of GDP, above the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions rose from 12.0% in 2000 to 13.4% in 2011, well above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was stable at 11-12% of GDP over the period and at 11.2% in 2011 was only slightly above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 2.2% of GDP in 2011, more than 20% 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.
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