Taxes: additional data

Lane Kenworthy, The Good Society
October 2018

TAX REVENUES AND TOTAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES

The following charts show tax revenues (black lines) and total government revenues (gray lines) as a share of GDP in 21 countries.

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Figure A1. Tax revenues and total government revenues
Black lines: tax revenues. Gray lines: total government revenues. Share of GDP. Includes all types of taxes and revenues at all levels of government. Data source: OECD.

TOP STATUTORY INCOME TAX RATES AND PRETAX INCOME INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE 1% AND THE 99%

The following charts show the top statutory income tax rate (dashed lines) and the top 1%’s share of pretax income (solid lines) in 18 countries.

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Figure A2. Top statutory income tax rate and top 1%’s share of pretax income
Dashed lines: top statutory income tax rate. Solid lines: top 1%’s share of pretax income (excluding capital gains). Both measures are rescaled to vary from 0 (“min”) to 1 (“max”). Data sources: OECD; World Inequality Database.