USA: Tax revenue, percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1972 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 10.86 percent with a minumum of 7.94 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 12.93 percent in 2000. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.