Government; Taxes and social contributions

Government; Taxes and social contributions

Taxes and social contributions Periods Taxes and social contributions (million euros)
Total taxes and social contributions 2020 3rd quarter* 71,461
Total taxes 2020 3rd quarter* 46,160
Other taxes 2020 3rd quarter* 47
Source: CBS.
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Table description

This table contains information on the taxes and social contributions collected by the general government sector. The terms and definitions used are in accordance with the framework of the National Accounts. The National Accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). The taxes and social contributions are not categorised according to the ESA but broken down into national schemes. The time of recording is in congruence with the accrual principle. Small temporary differences with publications of National Accounts may occur due to the fact that government finance statistics are sometimes more up to date.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1995, quarterly figures for the taxes from 2008 and quarterly figures for the social contributions from 1999.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2017 are final. The quarterly figures for 2018 are provisional. The annual figures for 2018 are final. The figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 24 December 2020:
Figures for the third quarter of 2020 are available.
The figures for the second quarter of 2020 have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
Initial quarterly figures are published three months after the end of the quarter. In September the figures on the first quarter are revised, in December the figures on the second quarter are revised and in March the first three quarters are revised. Yearly figures are published for the first time three months after the end of the year concerned. Yearly figures are revised two times: 6 and 18 months after the end of the year. Please note that there is a possibility that adjustments might take place at the end of March or September, in order to provide the European Commission with the most actual figures. Revised yearly figures are published in June each year. Quarterly figures are aligned to the three revised years at the end of June.
More information on the revision policy of National Accounts can be found under 'relevant articles' under paragraph 3.

Description topics

Taxes and social contributions
Taxes and social contributions (receivable).

Taxes and social contributions received by the general government sector.

Taxes: Compulsory unrequited transactions that are levied by the general government sector and the European Union. This table presents an overview of the taxes categorised by type. In accordance with ESA 2010, taxes encompass taxes on production and imports (D2), current taxes on income and wealth (D5) and capital taxes (D91).

Social contributions: Compulsory and voluntary contributions to social security schemes, paid by employers, employees, the self-employed and inactive persons. The social contributions in this table are presented by type and correspond with the ESA 2010 classifications for employers' actual social contributions (D611) and households' actual social contributions (D613).