El Salvador: Tax revenue

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 El Salvador

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 19.42
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1998 - 2021
 Average 15.32
 Min - Max 9.88 - 19.42
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for El Salvador from 1998 to 2021. The average value for El Salvador during that period was 15.32 percent with a minimum of 9.88 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 19.42 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 19.42 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 105 countries is 17.48 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
El Salvador - Tax revenue - Recent values chart

Historical chart
El Salvador - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1998-2021




Definition: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 18.02 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.86 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.72 2023 percent
 Government debt 78.03 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 19.42 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 36.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 168 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 7 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 37.22 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 3.38 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 25.41 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 212.60 2021 million U.S. dollars
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