Media Advisory - Assessing the initial impact of COVID-19 on tax revenues across OECD countries


01/12/2021 - 

Revenue Statistics to launch on Monday, 6 December 2021 at 11:00 CET


What was the initial impact of COVID-19 on tax revenues? How do tax levels compare across OECD countries? What factors are driving the variation in tax burdens seen worldwide?


Revenue Statistics 2021 provides internationally comparable data on government tax revenues in OECD countries from 1965 to 2020. It includes the tax-to-GDP ratio, revenues collected by central, state and regional governments, and the relative importance of personal and corporate income tax, social security contributions and taxes on goods and services in the tax mix. This year's edition includes a special feature presenting the first cross-country analysis on the initial tax revenue impacts of COVID-19 across OECD countries.


Revenue Statistics 2021 will be under embargo until Monday, 6 December 2021, 11:00 CET. Advance copies will be available to media in English and French, the Friday before the release. Requests for advance copies should be directed to


In asking to receive copies under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD's embargo procedures.


For further information, or to request interviews, please contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 97 00).


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