Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Netherlands declined from 39.6% in 2000 to 36.9% in 2003 before rising to 39.2% in 2008. It then fell to 38.2% in 2010 before partially recovering. It was above the OECD average over the whole the period. The 2011 figure of 38.6% was 4-5 percentage points above the OECD measure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Netherlands are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was stable at around 10-11% of GDP between 2000 and 2010, and the 2010 figure of 10.3% was 1 percentage point below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 15.4% in 2000 and 14.8% in 2011, when it was well above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was stable at around 11-12% of GDP over the period and at 11.6% in 2011 was above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.3% of GDP in 2011, below the OECD average of 1.8%.
- The Netherlands has not provided data for 2012
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
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