06/05/2014 - Tax revenues are currently rising as a proportion of national incomes in Indonesia and Malaysia but continue to be substantially lower than for Korea, Japan and other OECD countries, according to a new OECD report.
Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries: Trends in Indonesia and Malaysia provides for the first time cross-country comparisons between Asian economies and between Asian and OECD economies.
Increased domestic resource mobilisation is widely accepted as crucial for countries to successfully meet the challenges of development and achieve higher living standards for their people. Additional tax revenues enable governments to simultaneously strengthen infrastructure development, enhance the quality of education and promote social cohesion.
More information is available at www.oecd.org/tax/tax-policy/revenue-statistics-in-asian-countries.htm.
For further information, journalists should contact Maurice Nettley (+33 1 45 24 9617) from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Kensuke Tanaka (+33 1 45 24 8733) from the OECD Development Centre or Lawrence Speer (+33 1 45 24 9700).