USA: Fiscal freedom

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 USA

Fiscal freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 0
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 63
 Min - Max 0 - 76
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2023. The average value for the USA during that period was 63 points with a minimum of 0 points in 2022 and a maximum of 76 points in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 0 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 174 countries is 55 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Fiscal freedom - recent values

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USA - Fiscal freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




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.


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 Labor freedom 76 2023 points
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 Trade freedom 75 2023 points
 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 71 2023 index points
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