Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) fell to 26.1% in Belgium in 2017

Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) (%)
Economy | Belgium | December 1, 2019
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Taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue reached 26.1 % in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Belgium reached an all time high of 26.9 % in 1999 and an all time low of 24.1 % in 2014. When compared to Belgium's main peers, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in France amounted to 22.7 %, 22.1 % in Germany, 28.1 % in Luxembourg and 26.6 % in Netherlands in 2017.

Belgium has been ranked 84th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on the extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies.

Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 27.3% 27.4% 26.7% 26.6% 26.4%
Belgium % 24.7% 24.9% 24.2% 24.1% 24.9%
Denmark % 36.1% 36.2% 35.7% 33.3% 36.0%
France % 22.4% 22.2% 21.9% 22.0% 22.3%
Germany % 24.9% 24.4% 24.0% 23.6% 23.2%
Italy % 22.8% 23.1% 22.8% 23.7% 23.7%
Luxembourg % 30.1% 30.3% 30.3% 31.5% 28.9%
Netherlands % 26.3% 25.4% 25.2% 25.7% 26.1%
Poland % 38.2% 35.5% 35.6% 35.5% 35.1%
Spain % 41.8% 40.9% 44.5% 45.1% 47.1%
United Kingdom % 33.3% 32.9% 33.0% 34.0% 33.7%