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10-December-2014

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Key findings for Canada: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Canada declined by 0.1 percentage points from 30.7% to 30.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. Canada’s standard federal GST rate of 5% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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10-December-2014

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Key findings for Japan: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Japan increased by 0.9 percentage points from 28.6% to 29.5% in 2012. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. Japan increased its standard VAT rate from 5% to 8% in April 2014. This standard VAT rate is still one of the lowest in the OECD and well below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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10-December-2014

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Key findings for Australia: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Australia increased by 1 percentage point from 26.3% to 27.3% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Australian standard GST rate of 10% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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10-December-2014

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Key findings for New Zealand: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in New Zealand declined by 0.9 percentage points from 33.0% to 32.1%, the third largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. New Zealand’s standard GST rate is 15%, which is below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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10-December-2014

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Key findings for Germany: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Germany increased by 0.2 percentage points from 36.5% to 36.7% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The German standard VAT rate is 19%, which is very close to the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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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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3-December-2014

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Harmonising African Revenue Statistics

African tax administration representatives gathered under the auspices of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 25-26 November 2014 to set the framework for harmonising their revenue statistics.

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25-November-2014

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OECD releases 2013 mutual agreement procedure statistics

The OECD has released statistics on the MAP caseloads of OECD member countries and certain Partner economies for the 2013 reporting period.

21-November-2014

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Release of a discussion draft on follow-up work on Action 6 (Prevent treaty abuse) of the BEPS Action Plan

Public comments are invited on a discussion draft which deals with follow-up work mandated by the Report on Action 6 (“Prevent the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances”) of the BEPS Action Plan.

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19-November-2014

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Switzerland takes important step to boost international cooperation against tax evasion

Switzerland has today become the 52nd jurisdiction to sign the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, which will allow it to go forward with plans to activate automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters with other countries beginning in 2018.

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