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The tax burden in Finland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 43.7% to 43.9% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
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Finland has the 7th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Finland faced a tax wedge of 43.9% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The VAT revenues in Finland accounted for 21.1% of total tax revenue in 2012, above the OECD average of 19.5%.
Finnish municipalities enjoy ample fiscal autonomy and provide or arrange the provision of a large share of public services. In recent years, their spending and debt has been increasing steadily, especially because of population ageing and increases in the cost of health care and social services.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (referred to as "the Global Forum"), has released its peer review reports for Belize, Finland, Iceland, Nauru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Uruguay has signed 7 new agreements providing for the exchange of tax information, showing its willingness to implement the global standards.
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Agreement between Finland and Saint Lucia for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Finland and Dominica for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Finland and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Finland and Antigua and Barbuda for the exchange of information relating to tax matters