Fiscal burden of taxable persons by taxes and social contributions, 2021

Total general government fiscal revenues 13.0% higher than in 2020

Tax revenues went up in all main categories, the most in current taxes on income and property (by 19.7%). Revenue from taxes on production and imports went up by 15.0%, among them VAT by 21.0%. Revenue from social contributions went up by 8.3%.

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Revenue from income and wealth taxes almost a fifth higher

Revenue from income and wealth taxes in 2021 amounted to EUR 4,408 million, which is 19.7% more than in 2020. The most significant increase was recorded in corporate income taxes, which amounted to EUR 1,291 million. This is 38.1% more than in 2020. Individual or household income tax (i.e. personal income tax) amounted to EUR 2,840 million, which is 15.0% more.

Revenue from social contributions also higher

Revenue from social contributions increased by 8.4% over the previous year amounting to EUR 8,746 million. Revenue from household social contributions amounted to EUR 5,427 million, which is 7.6% more than in 2020. Employers’ social contributions went up as well. They were higher by 9.6% and amounted to EUR 3,320 million.

Household social contributions accounted for 62.0% of total social contributions, while employers' social contributions represented a 38.0% share. In total taxes and social contributions the share of taxes was 56.5% and of social contributions 43.5%. The value added tax had the largest share within taxes (21.4%).

After a decline a year earlier, the share of tax revenues in gross domestic product up

As a ratio of gross domestic product, in 2021 tax revenue (including social contributions) accounted for 21.6% of gross domestic product of Slovenia. It was 1.7 percentage points higher than in the previous year when it reached its’ lowest value since 1995.

Government revenue from diferent kinds of taxes and social contributions, Slovenia
Government revenue from diferent kinds of taxes and social contributions, Slovenia
Main categories of taxes and social contributions by ESA 2010, Slovenia
mio EUR
Total1) 16,09117,24018,22117,73220,028
  Total tax receipts9,34410,03410,4989,65911,282
  taxes on production and import6,1196,4176,7105,9666,859
  current taxes on income, wealth, etc.3,2133,6063,7703,6814,408
  capital taxes1211181215
  Social contributions6,7477,2077,7238,0738,746
Total1) 37.437.637.536.538.4
  Total tax receipts21.721.921.619.921.6
  taxes on production and import14.21413.812.313.1
  current taxes on income, wealth, etc.
  capital taxes00000
  Social contributions15.715.715.916.616.8
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
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