:::Skip to main content
Home Site Map FAQ Contact Us 中文版 RSS
Share information to Facebook Share information to Line Forwarding information by email Share information to Twitter Share information to Plurk Pop-up print setting
What is the tax burden rate of Taiwan in recent years compared with other countries?

The tax burden rate in a country is usually shown by the proportion of tax revenue to gross domestic product. In 1990, the tax burden rate of Taiwan had reached 20%, then the rate gradually declined yearly to 11.5% in 2003. The rate increased to 13.4% in 2008 because of economic recovery and tax reform. However, affected by the international financial crisis in the last quarter of 2008, our tax burden rate was reduced to 11.8% in 2009 and 11.5% in 2010. It returned back to 12.4% in 2011 and slightly declined to 12.2% and 12.0%, respectively, in 2012 and 2013. The tax burden rates rose again to 12.2%, 12.5%, 12.7%, 12.5%, 13.0%, and 13.1% in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 because of relative fiscal reforms. The tax burden rate in 2020 declined to 12.1% due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and returned to 13.2% and 14.3% in 2021 and 2022 separately.
Take 2021 for example, as compared with other countries, the tax burden (without social security contribution) of our country was 13.2%; that of the United States was 20.3%; United Kingdom was 26.8%; Singapore was 13.2%; Korea was 22.1%; Germany was 24.6%; France was 30.3%. It shows that our tax burden rate is relatively lower than that of other countries.
Tel: (02)2322-8177

Issued:Dept. of Planning Release date:2023-07-20 Last updated:2023-07-20 Click times:1677