The Overall Tax Burden and Government Spending at all levels of government (federal and local) for comparative

OECD countries 2005 in % of GDP and comparisons

Individual
income
taxes

Employee Employer
Corporate
social
social
income
security
security
taxes
contribution contribution
s
s

Payroll
Taxes

Property
Taxes

Sales Taxes Other Taxes

TOTAL
TOTAL
Burden
Burden
TAX
GOV'T
2005 Less
change
BURDEN
SPENDING Spending
2005 / 2004
2005
2005
2005

Burden
change
2005/1980

Burden
change
2005/1965

TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
TAX
GOV'T
TAX
TAX
BURDEN SPENDING BURDEN BURDEN
2004
2004
1980
1965

1 Sweden
2 Denmark

15.85

3.75

2.78

11.52

2.40

1.50

13.20

0.10

51.10

0.40

56.30

-5.20

3.60

16.10

50.70

57.30

47.50

35.00

24.66

5.64

1.07

0.03

0.20

1.90

16.20

0.00

49.70

0.10

52.80

-3.10

5.80

19.80

49.60

56.00

43.90

29.90

3 Belgium
4 Norway

14.27

4.03

4.20

9.70

1.70

11.50

0.00

45.40

3.60

49.80

-4.40

2.90

14.30

41.80

50.30

42.50

31.10

9.42

12.79

3.00

6.00

1.10

12.70

45.01

0.11

42.80

2.21

2.31

15.41

44.90

47.00

42.70

29.60

5 Finland
6 France

13.80

3.40

2.19

9.91

1.20

14.00

44.50

0.20

50.10

-5.60

8.30

14.20

44.30

51.30

36.20

30.30

7.72

2.78

4.12

12.18

3.50

11.30

1.50

44.30

0.60

53.90

-9.60

3.70

9.80

43.70

53.70

40.60

34.50

7 Iceland
8 Austria

14.77

4.53

0.09

3.31

2.50

17.10

0.10

42.40

0.50

43.40

-1.00

13.50

16.20

41.90

45.00

28.90

26.20

9.41

2.69

5.80

8.59

0.50

11.90

0.40

41.89

-1.01

49.90

-8.01

2.09

7.99

42.90

50.50

39.80

33.90

10.79

2.40

2.30

10.30

2.00

10.80

2.40

40.99

-1.21

48.20

-7.21

10.59

15.49

42.20

48.60

30.40

25.50

7.36

3.86

6.53

6.87

2.10

12.50

0.20

39.42

-1.18

45.50

-6.08

-3.98

6.62

40.60

47.10

43.40

32.80

11 Czech Republic
12 Luxembourg

5.09

4.61

3.69

12.71

0.40

12.00

0.00

38.50

0.90

43.60

-5.10

-4.40

37.60

44.60

42.90 na

7.31

5.49

4.80

5.81

3.20

11.00

0.00

37.61

-2.79

43.20

-5.59

-2.19

9.91

40.40

45.30

39.80

27.70

13 United Kingdom
14 Hungary

11.15

3.45

2.88

4.12

4.40

11.20

37.20

1.10

44.90

-7.70

2.00

6.80

36.10

43.70

35.20

30.40

6.85

2.15

2.36

9.34

37.10

-0.60

49.90

-12.80

-8.80

37.70

49.90

45.90 na

15.07

14.50
12.10

0.20

15 New Zealand
16 Spain

0.90
1.90

36.60

1.20

38.20

-1.60

3.60

11.90

35.40

38.50

33.00

24.70

3.00

9.90

0.20

35.82

0.72

38.20

-2.38

12.92

21.12

35.10

39.00

22.90

14.70

1.50
0.90

13.30
10.10

0.10
0.00

34.81

0.01

46.70

-11.89

10.61

16.61

34.80

49.80

24.20

18.20

34.68

0.08

46.80

-12.12

1.58

3.08

34.60

47.50

33.10

31.60

34.30

44.70

37.20 na

9 Italy
10 Netherlands

7.53 na

1.20
2.60

0.80

na

6.58

4.12

1.92

10.10

17 Greece*
18 Germany

4.68

3.76
1.80

6.95
7.83

0.20

7.99

4.32
6.06

19 Poland*
20 Portugal*

7.74

2.15

0.00

10.07

0.20

1.50

12.60

0.00

34.26

-0.04

42.70

-8.44

-2.94

0.00
0.70

1.20
3.30

14.00
8.50

0.50
0.10

34.00

0.00

47.70

-13.70

9.60

18.20

34.00

46.50

24.40

15.80

33.50

0.50

39.30

-5.80

1.00

7.60

33.00

40.10

32.50

25.90

1.10

15.90

1.00

32.32

1.22 na

14.42

21.72

17.90

10.60

2.70
2.30

8.70
11.80

1.40

31.50

0.00

34.90

-3.40

4.00

9.20

31.50

35.50

27.50

22.30

30.48

0.28

34.10

-3.62

-0.92

5.58

30.20

34.20

31.40

24.90

10.44

28.90

19.60

6.10

3.60

12.05

3.95

3.40
1.98

5.20
2.92

4.83

2.29

2.47

4.73

12.30

4.50

8.29

3.43

0.00
1.56

0.00
3.10

10.85

2.53

3.30

3.76

2.60

7.00

30.04

0.64

36.20

-6.16

1.14

26 Slovakia
27 USA

2.70

2.71

0.50
3.00

12.50
4.60

-1.38

37.10

-7.68

-7.68

3.00

8.15
3.70

29.42

9.60

2.86
2.90

26.80

1.30

36.60

-9.80

-0.20

28 Japan
29 Korea

4.68

4.10

4.10

5.10

2.60

5.30

0.10

25.98

0.98

37.00

-11.02

0.48

3.20

4.19

3.11

2.28

3.10

8.80

0.80

25.58

0.98

29.10

-3.52

7.88

11.30

0.10

19.30

0.80 na

21 Canada
22 Turkey
23 Australia (last data)*
24 Ireland
25 Switzerland

30 Mexico

na

Source : OECD latest report available

4.80 na
*OECD 2006 report

3.10

1.90

0.10

3.10

31.10 na

29.40 na
30.80

40.50

37.10 na

1.80

25.50

36.40

27.00

25.00

7.68

25.00

37.50

25.50

18.30

12.98

24.60

25.00

17.70

12.60

18.50 na

16.20 na

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