Germany: Tax revenue

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 Germany

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.18
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1972 - 2021
 Average 10.86
 Min - Max 9.75 - 11.75
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1972 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 10.86 percent with a minimum of 9.75 percent in 1983 and a maximum of 11.75 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2021 is 11.18 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 105 countries is 17.49 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Tax revenue - recent values

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Germany - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1972-2021




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.


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 Government spending, percent of GDP 21.95 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 896.06 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.10 2023 percent
 Government debt 66.30 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 220.10 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 2.66 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 11.18 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 48.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 218 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 20.35 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.00 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 17.49 2021 percent
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