India: Tax revenue

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 India

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 12.02
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1974 - 2018
 Average 9.76
 Min - Max 8.08 - 12.11
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1974 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 9.76 percent with a minimum of 8.08 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 12.11 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2018 is 12.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 130 countries is 16.88 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
India - Tax revenue - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1974-2018




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 10.35 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 353.60 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -9.22 2022 percent
 Government debt 81.68 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 7,170.78 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 7.17 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 12.02 2018 percent
 Commercial tax rate 49.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 252 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 11 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 40.87 2018 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.51 2018 percent
 Income and profits taxes 45.65 2018 percent
 Foreign aid 3,118.70 2021 million U.S. dollars
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