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New Zealand’s tax burden

New Zealand’s tax burden

The ratio of a country’s tax to GDP (gross domestic product) is referred to as the tax burden. It is a rough measure of how heavily taxed residents of a country are. In 2005 New Zealand was just above the OECD average.

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Source: OECD, Tax revenue statistics, 1965–2006 (last accessed 13 February 2009).

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How to cite this page:

Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Tax, ideology and international comparisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/21559/new-zealands-tax-burden (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016