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Tax revenue, percent of GDP, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 116 countries was 17.72 percent.The highest value was in the Seychelles: 34.12 percent and the lowest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 0.06 percent. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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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.
Tax revenue in the European union
Tax revenue in Europe
Tax revenue in Asia
Tax revenue in Africa
Tax revenue in North America
Tax revenue in South America
Tax revenue in Australia


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