Belgium: Fiscal freedom

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 Belgium

Fiscal freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 20
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 40
 Min - Max 20 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Belgium during that period was 40 points with a minimum of 20 points in 2024 and a maximum of 50 points in 2022. The latest value from 2024 is 20 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 52 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Fiscal freedom - Recent values chart

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Belgium - Fiscal freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Fiscal Freedom index for Belgium from The Heritage Foundation reflects the tax burden imposed by the government, including the direct taxes on individuals and corporations and the overall amount of tax revenue as a a share of GDP.
Definition: The Fiscal freedom index measures the tax burden imposed by government. It is composed of three quantitative factors: the top marginal tax rate on individual income, the top marginal tax rate on corporate income, and the total tax burden as a percentage of GDP.

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