Frequently Asked Questions - How much tax does Scotland currently pay into the UK?
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In 2011/12, Scotland contributed £56.9 billion in tax revenue to the UK including a geographic share of North Sea oil. This is the equivalent of £10,700 per person and compares to £9,000 per person in the UK as a whole.
Scotland is estimated to have paid more tax than in the UK as a whole every year since 1980/81, averaging over £1,350 a year higher over that period when adjusted for inflation.rities for taxation, were we to form the first government of an independent Scotland.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.