(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Fiscal freedom index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 67 points with a minimum of 63 points in 2002 and a maximum of 75 points in 2019.
The latest value from 2020 is 75 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178
countries is 77 points.
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The Fiscal Freedom index for the USA 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.