(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Germany: Fiscal freedom index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 54 points with a minimum of 33 points in 1995 and a maximum of 62 points in 2013.
The latest value from 2020 is 61 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178
countries is 77 points.
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The Fiscal Freedom index for Germany 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.