Which Country Taxes its Citizens the Most?

Personal Income Tax (As % of GDP) (%), 2011 or latest
Economy | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2011, Denmark ranked the highest in personal income tax as a share of GDP with 24.5% followed by Iceland and Finland. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 2.52%, Czech Republic with 3.70% and Turkey with 3.77%.

Data for more countries are available at Personal Income Tax (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Personal Income Tax (As % of GDP) Unit 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Australia % 11.9% 11.0% 10.9% 10.2% 9.65% ...
Austria % 9.25% 9.27% 9.39% 9.91% 9.47%
Belgium % 12.9% 12.3% 12.1% 12.5% 12.1%
Canada % 11.8% 11.9% 12.3% 12.0% 11.4%
Denmark % 24.9% 24.8% 25.3% 25.1% 26.3%
Finland % 13.5% 13.3% 13.0% 13.2% 13.4%
Germany % 8.08% 8.64% 9.10% 9.62% 9.45%
Iceland % 14.2% 14.0% 13.8% 13.2% 12.9%
Ireland % 8.23% 8.69% 8.77% 8.10% 7.69%
Italy % 10.4% 10.7% 11.1% 11.5% 11.7%
New Zealand % 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 13.8% 13.0%
Norway % 9.60% 9.00% 9.53% 9.10% 10.3%
Sweden % 15.4% 15.4% 14.6% 13.8% 13.4%
USA % 9.52% 10.1% 10.6% 10.0% 8.14%
United Kingdom % 10.3% 10.5% 10.8% 10.8% 10.4%