International tax comparison

05.06.2019 - People in Switzerland do not pay high taxes by international standards. A glance at the tax-to-GDP ratio of Swiss government units confirms this. The tax-to GDP ratio represents tax receipts and social security charges as a percentage of gross domestic product. Coming in at 27,6 %, the Swiss tax-to-GDP ratio remained below the OECD average of 34,4 % also in 2016. Switzerland thus has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in Europe. In 2016, its profit tax ratio (2,4 %) remains close to the OECD average (2,7%).

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