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10-December-2014

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Key findings for the United States: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in the United States of America increased by 1percentage point from 24.4% to 25.4% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The United States is the only OECD country that employs a retail sales tax rather than a value added tax (VAT) as the principal consumption tax.

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Making the best of new energy resources in the United States

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Tax revenues stabilise in OECD countries in 2010

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25-October-2010

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United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

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United States: OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements

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9-June-2010

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Prepared Remarks of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas H. Shulman before the OECD/BIAC

Remarks made by Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, US Internal Revenue Service on 8 June 2010 at the OECD/BIAC meeting.

25-September-2009

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G20 Summit: An Update on the Move to Greater Transparency and International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Angel Gurría reported to G20 on progress towards greater transparency and international cooperation in tax matters. Read the latest Progress Report listing where jurisdictions stand in implementing the international tax standard.

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