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Revenue Statistics in Latin America

 

Revenue Statistics in Latin America is a joint publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECDCentre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT).

 

Its aim is to provide internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. By extending this OECD

methodology to LAC Revenue Statistics in Latin America enables meaningful cross-country comparisons about tax levels and structures not only between LAC economies, but also between them and their industrialised peers.

 

The report provides an overview of the main taxation trends in Latin America. It examines changes in both the level and the composition of taxation plus the attribution of tax collection by sub-level of government between 1990 and 2009.

 

Table of Contents


Foreword

 

Acknowledgments

 

Part I. Tax Revenue Trends 1990-2009

A. Tax ratios
B. Tax structures
C. Taxes by level of government
D. The impact of natural resources on reported tax levels
E. Comparative charts
References

 

Part II. Tax Levels and Tax Structures, 1990-2009

A. Comparative Tables, 1990-2009
B. Comparative charts

Part III. Country Tables, 1990-2009 – Tax revenues
Part IV. Tax Revenues by Sub-Sectors of General Government


Annex A


The OECD Classification of Taxes


The OECD Interpretative Guide

A. Coverage
B. Basis of reporting
C. General classification criteria
D. Commentaries on items of the list
E. Conciliation with National Accounts
F. Memorandum item on the financing of social security benefits
G. Memorandum item on identifiable taxes paid by government
H. Relation of OECD classification of taxes to national accounting systems
I. The OECD classification of taxes and the International Monetary Fund (GFS) system
J. Comparison of the OECD classification of taxes with other international classifications
K. Attribution of tax revenues by sub-sectors of general government

 

Selected tables

 

Part I. Tax Revenue Trends 1990-2009

Table A. Total tax revenue as percentage of GDP

Table B. Value added taxes as percentage of GDP

Table C. Tax structures in a selected group of Latin American countries

Table D. Attribution of tax revenues to sub-sectors of general government as percentage of total tax revenue

Table E. Characteristics of national tax regimes for non-renewables tax revenue in selected Latin American countries, 2008

 

Part II. Tax Levels and Tax Structures, 1990-2009

Table 1. Total tax revenue as percentage of GDP

Table 2-3. Tax revenue of main headings as percentage of GDP and total taxation

Table 4-5. Taxes on income and profits (1000) as percentage of GDP and total taxationTable 6-7. Social security contributions (2000) as percentage of GDP and total taxation

Table 8-9. Taxes on property (4000) as percentage of GDP and total taxation

Table 10-11. Taxes on goods and services (5000) as percentage of GDP and total taxation

Table 12-13. Taxes on general consumption (5110) as percentage of GDP and total taxation

Table 14-15. Taxes on specific goods and services (5120) as percentage of GDP and total taxation

 

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