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The United States has one of the lowest total tax burdens among advanced nations.
The tax revenue collected by the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. each year is about a quarter of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). This is less, as a share of GDP, than the revenues collected in several other high-income countries, including Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and France.
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Related: Infographic: How The U.S. Tax System Works