Official Statistics of Finland

Taxes and tax-like payments

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Latest release:
Tax revenue grew by 2.2 per cent in 2015
14 Jul 2016
The accrual of taxes and compulsory social security contributions grew by 2.2 per cent in 2015. The total accrual amounted to EUR 92 billion. The tax ratio grew from the previous year by 0.2 percentage points to 44.0 per cent. The tax ratio describes the ratio of taxes and compulsory social security contributions to gross domestic product. The tax ratio for 2015 went down by 0.5 percentage points mainly because GDP became revised from the preliminary data released in March. The data on the accrual of taxes did not become significantly revised from previously released data. These data are based on the revised national accounts data for 2015.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2016.

Description: The statistics on taxes and tax-like payments contain data on the taxes and compulsory social security contributions central and local governments and social security funds collect annually. In addition, the statistics include data on the tax-like payments collected in Finland for the European Union. The key parameter figure in the statistics on taxes and tax-like payments is the total tax ratio depicting the annual accrual of all compulsory tax-like payments relative to the gross domestic product of the same time period. Total tax ratio is one of the commonest measures used in international comparisons of public sector sizes.
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Change: Methodological and time series reform in national accounts
11 Jul 2014
The calculation methods of national accounts are revised on 11 July 2014.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Taxes and tax-like payments [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-6998. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.9.2016].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vermak/index_en.html

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