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Published: 31 March 2006

Revision of 1975-2004 time series of Statistics on Taxes and Tax-like Payments

Statistics Finland has revised the time series of its Statistics on Taxes and Tax-like Payments for the 1975-2004 period. The revision relates to the revision of the Finnish National Accounts time series taking effect at the same time. Changes to the statistics on taxes principally derive from differences in the levels of GDP when compared to the previous National Accounts time series. The revisions of the time series on GDP also affect the tax ratio and net tax ratio calculated relative to GDP.

In the revised time series development of the tax ratio does not deviate significantly from that in its predecessor. However, the ratio is generally slightly lower in the new time series, for example, in respect of the 2000s, the difference varies from 0.5 to 1.1 percentage points. The revised time series puts the tax ratio for 2004 at 43.6 per cent while the old series put it at 44.3 per cent.

These data are based on the revised National Accounts time series published on 31 March 2006. The data concerning 2005 that were published from the Statistics on Taxes and Tax-like Payments on 1 March 2006 are not fully comparable with the revised time series data published here. Data concerning 2005 produced in accordance with the time series revision from the Statistics on Taxes and Tax-like Payments will be published on 13 July 2006.

Taxes and compulsory social security contributions by receiving sector

  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004*
EUR million
Total 49,782 53,950 56,159 62,418 62,334 64,186 64,187 66,191
State 26,069 28,488 29,577 34,310 32,928 34,667 34,824 35,966
- Income and property tax 8,466 9,752 10,036 13,973 12,098 12,676 11,806 12,319
- Value-added tax 9,143 9,700 10,137 10,869 11,118 11,680 12,455 12,949
Municipalities 10,819 11,767 12,193 13,484 13,807 13,773 13,538 13,778
Social security funds 12,730 13,542 14,246 14,486 15,473 15,640 15,721 16,317
European Union 165 153 142 139 127 106 104 130
Relative to GDP, %
Total 46.3 46.1 45.8 47.2 44.6 44.6 44.0 43.6
State 24.2 24.3 24.1 25.9 23.5 24.1 23.9 23.7
- Income and property tax 7.9 8.3 8.2 10.6 8.6 8.8 8.1 8.1
- Value-added tax 8.5 8.3 8.3 8.2 7.9 8.1 8.5 8.5
Municipalities 10.1 10.0 9.9 10.2 9.9 9.6 9.3 9.1
Social security funds 11.8 11.6 11.6 11.0 11.1 10.9 10.8 10.7
European Union 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

* = Preliminary data.

Source: Taxes and tax-like payments. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Mika Sainio +358 9 1734 2686 skt.95@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Ari Tyrkkö

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Last updated 31.3.2006

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Taxes and tax-like payments [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-6998. 2004. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vermak/2004/vermak_2004_2006-03-31_tie_001_en.html