Detailed data on tax revenue is published regularly by Statistics Austria within public finance statistics. Data is compiled according to the European System of National Accounts (EU Regulation No. 549/2013). Revenue from taxes and social contributions is the most important variable on the revenue side of the government’s distribution of income accounts.
Statistics Austria also publishes a detailed breakdown of taxes (National Tax List) which is the basis for the data transmissions to the OECD and the IMF, according to the respective classifications. Please consult the Website in German for further tables and information.
Preliminary results for 2019
As of 31 March 2020
The table “Taxes and Social Contributions in Austria – Main ESA aggregates” provides an overview of current Austrian tax revenue on an aggregate level and its percentage change over the previous year.
Total tax revenue (from taxes and social contributions) in 2019 shows an increase of 3.9% or €6.4 bn compared to 2018. Taxes on production and imports show an increase of 3.3% or €1.8 bn. compared to 2018. Current Taxes on income and wealth continue to rise and show an increase of 4.3% or €2.2 bn. Actual social contributions rise by 4.3% or €2.5 bn compared to 2018.
The tax and social contribution ratio (based on indicator 2) increases slightly and stands at 42.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. According to the European System of National and Regional Accounts, indicator 2 is defined as “Total taxes and compulsory actual social contributions minus actual social contributions assessed but unlikely to be collected, as percentage of GDP”. Another ratio, indicator 4, is used for the international comparison of the tax and social contribution ratios within the European Union; i.e. taxes and actual social contributions plus imputed social contributions minus actual social contributions assessed but unlikely to be collected as a percentage of GDP. Austria’s tax and social contribution ratio according to indicator 4 now stands at 43.0%, compared to 42.8% in 2018.
Comparability of national tax revenue within the EU is guaranteed by the rules of accounting set forth in ESA 2010.
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