Tax policy analysis

Revenue Statistics 2018

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Published on December 05, 2018

Also available in: French

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 an internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.


Executive Summary
Tax revenue trends 1965-2017
Special feature: Convergence of tax levels and tax structures in OECD countries
Tax Levels and Tax Structures, 1965-2017
Country Tables, 1990-2016
The OECD Classification of Taxes and Interpretative Guide
Detailed country tables, 1965-2016
Tax revenues by subsectors of general government
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The Global Revenue Statistics Database

The Global Revenue Statistics Database provides 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)

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