Tax-to-GDP ratio grows to 34.4% in Poland – Eurostat

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of GDP increased in Poland to 34.4 percent in 2016 from 33.3 percent in 2015 according to data released by Eurostat. Throughout the EU, the ratio stood at 40 percent, compared to 39.7 percent in 2015.

The ratio was highest in France (47.6 percent), Denmark (47.3 percent) and Belgium (46.8) as well as Iceland (51.6 percent, but that figure was skewed by a one-off capital tax on financial corporations); the lowest shares were recorded in Ireland (23.8 percent), Romania (26 percent), and Bulgaria (29 percent).

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