Malaysia: Tax revenue

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 Malaysia

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.21
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1996 - 2021
 Average 14.74
 Min - Max 10.88 - 19.75
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1996 to 2021. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 14.74 percent with a minimum of 10.88 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 19.75 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2021 is 11.21 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
Malaysia - Tax revenue - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malaysia - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1996-2021




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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 11.66 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 47.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.40 2021 percent
 Government debt 63.40 2021 percent
 Government expenditure 52.56 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 11.21 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 38.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 174 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 19.35 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.01 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 50.67 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 14.37 2021 million U.S. dollars
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