OECD reports on tax status of 26 African countries

Released 19 November 2019

The average tax-to-GDP ratio for the 26 countries participating in the new edition of the OECD publication Revenue Statistics in Africa was unchanged at 17.2% for the third consecutive year in 2017.

Overall, the report shows that the tax structure across participating countries has evolved over the past decade, with VAT and personal income tax (PIT) accounting for a higher proportion of revenue generation in 2017 relative to 2008, on average. However, PIT (15.4% of total tax revenues) and social security contributions (8.1% of total tax revenues) remain low in Africa.

View further information on Revenue Statistics in Africa.

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