15.06.2020 - 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 28,4 %, the Swiss tax-to-GDP ratio remained below the OECD average of 34,4 % also in 2017. Switzerland thus has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in Europe. In 2017, its profit tax ratio (3,1 %) remains close to the OECD average (3%).