Latin America and the Caribbean Fiscal Burden Database

mydata.iadb.org | Last Updated 23 Oct 2017

This database is an ongoing effort to update official fiscal data by the Bank and the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations, and with the collaboration of OECD and ECLAC. The Equivalent Fiscal Pressure indicator makes use of a methodology that better reflects the particularities of the mobilization of fiscal resources in the region, and consists of three elements: 1) Traditional tax collection, which includes all taxes and fees levied at all levels of government; 2) Compulsory social security contributions, whether public or private, mostly to pension and health systems; and 3) Non-tax revenues derived from the exploitation of natural resources, whether renewable or not; i.e., fees, royalties, dividends paid and net profits from public enterprises. The information is presented broken down by type of tax at every level of government. The series are adjusted with updated GDP values for each country and information that becomes available for municipalities and social security, which tend to have a longer lag period compared to other tax statistics.<br><br><b>Click here to access the data: https://mydata.iadb.org/d/wjva-jgbh</b></br></br>

Tags: fiscal burden; latin america; caribbean; tax revenues; fiscal revenues; social security contributions; revenues from natural resources; taxation

This dataset has the following 17 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
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Country_ENcountry_entext
Indicator_Level1_ESindicator_level1_estext
Indicator_Level1_ENindicator_level1_entext
Indicator_Level2_ESindicator_level2_estext
Indicator_Level2_ENindicator_level2_entext
Indicator_Level3_ESindicator_level3_estext
Indicator_Level3_ENindicator_level3_entext
Indicator_Level4_ESindicator_level4_estext
Indicator_Level4_ENindicator_level4_entext
Indicator_ESindicator_estext
Indicator_ENindicator_entext
Year_Dateyear_datecalendar_date
Year_Textyear_texttext
Valuevaluenumber
Unit_ESunit_estext
Unit_ENunit_entext