National economy

Taxes and tax-like payments

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
Statistics on taxes and tax-like payments are part of national accounts and contain data on taxes collected by central and local government and social security funds, compulsory social security contributions and tax-like payments collected for the EU. Data are compiled from several sources and published twice a year.


Statistics Finland

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According to Statistics Finland, the accrual of taxes and compulsory social security contributions grew by 8.6 per cent in 2021. Part of the growth is caused by the lower than usual figures in the comparison year 2020 due to the corona pandemic. The total accrual amounted to EUR 108.2 billion. The tax ratio grew by 1.2 percentage points from the previous year and was 43.0 per cent in 2021. The tax ratio describes the ratio of taxes and compulsory social security contributions to gross domestic product.

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See key statistical data in the figures.

Tax ratio in 1975 to 2021

Line chart on the development of the tax ratio from 1975 to 2021. The tax ratio grew steadily from the end of the 1970s until the end of the 1990s. In the 2000s, the tax ratio has varied between around 40 and 44 per cent.

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