Data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, are basic inputs to
most structural economic descriptions and economic analyses and are increasingly used
in economic comparisons. This annual publication gives a conceptual framework to define
which government receipts should be regarded as taxes. It presents a unique set of
detailed and internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries
from 1965 onwards.
Published on December 03, 2020Also available in: French
The Global Revenue Statistics Databaseprovides detailed comparable tax revenue data for African, Asian and Pacific, Latin American and the Caribbean and OECD countries from 1990 onwards. The database provides the largest source of comparable tax revenue data, which are produced in partnership with participating countries and regional partners.
The following documents are also available:
A technical paper on the construction of the database: its coverage, sources, strengths and limitations.
A high level overview of the features of the Global Revenue Statistics Database with key findings on the tax-to-GDP ratios and tax structures.
A more in-depth analysis of the data reporting on Domestic revenue mobilisation: A new database on tax levels and structures in 80 countries (Taxation Working Paper)