The latest statistics, from 2013/14 give a breakdown of the contributions of each nationality, paired with how much they receive in benefits.
Spain is the sixth largest taxpaying nation in Britain, paying around £802 million in income tax and national insurance each year.
It’s more than ten times what they take out in benefits, just £62 million.
After France, the second-biggest taxpaying nation is Poland – whose 790,000 migrants handed over nearly £2.2bn to the UK economy.
Greece had the biggest gulf between what’s paid in tax and claimed back from HM Revenue and Customs.
Greek people in Britain pay 31 times more in tax (£439m) then they claim in HMRC benefits (£14m).
The figures do not include Department for Work and Pensions benefits, like jobseeker’s allowance or disability payments.
How much tax gets paid by people from each country?
KEY: Country, income tax and National Insurance paid to UK by EEA migrants (ratio of taxes paid in to HMRC benefits paid out). 2013/14
1. France £2.3bn (25.6)
2. Poland £2.2bn (2.4)
3. Ireland £1.9bn (19.4)
4. Italy £1.3bn (17.2)
5. Germany £1.2bn (14.9)
6. Spain £802m (12.9)
7. Netherlands £627m (4.9)
8. Portugal £473m (2.3)
9. Greece £439m (31.4)
10. Lithuania £436m (2.1)
11. Sweden £394m (10.9)
12. Romania £368m (2.9)
13. Hungary £288m (4.8)
14. Belgium £264m (12)
15. Denmark £213m (8.9)
16. Latvia £210m (1.7)
17. Slovak Rep £208m (1.7)
18. Bulgaria £177m (3.1)
19. Czech Rep £156m (2.5)
20. Switzerland £144m (20.6)
Other countries £595m (8.8)
How much do they claim in HMRC benefits?
KEY: Country, total UK child benefit and tax credits claimed by EEA migrants, 2013/14
1. Poland £911m
2. Lithuania £207m
3. Portugal £203m
4. Romania £129m
5. Netherlands £128m
6. Latvia £122m
7. Slovak Rep £122m
8. Ireland £97m
9. France £90m
10. Germany £81m
11. Italy £78m
12. Czech Rep £63m
13. Spain £62m
14. Hungary £60m
15. Bulgaria £58m
16. Sweden £36m
17. Denmark £24m
18. Belgium £22m
19. Greece £14m
20. Switzerland £7m
Other countries £68m
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