France no longer tops international tax list

The OECD has published its annual report, in which it measures of taxes and social contributions in relation to 37 countries’ GDP.

7 December 2020
By Connexion journalist

France is no longer the country that places the highest tax burden on its citizens, according to a new report.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) measures the sum of taxes and social contributions in relation to 37 countries’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

France topped that list in 2017 and 2019, but, according to the OECD's latest report, which was released this week, Denmark leapfrogged into top spot as the country that has the highest tax to GDP ratio in 2019 of 46.3%.

According to the report, France had the second highest tax burden in 2019 with a ratio of 45.5%, followed by Belgium (42.9%). The average of the 37 nations' studied is 33.8%.

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
Income Tax in France 2021 (for 2020 income)*
Featured Help Guide
Order your Income Tax in France guide now for immediate digital access
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now