Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 11.9 % in 2017 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.78 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in USA reached an all time high of 12.9 % in 2000 and an all time low of 7.94 % in 2009. When compared to USA's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Canada amounted to 12.5 %, 11.6 % in Japan and 13.1 % in Mexico in 2017.
USA has been ranked 91st within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.