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  • 11-May-2017

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    Raising revenues through carbon pricing can help improve energy affordability

    This report uses household level data covering 20 OECD countries to analyse energy affordability at current energy prices and explores how these indicators change in response to a simulated energy tax reform. The report finds that higher energy prices, needed to cut harmful carbon emissions and air pollution, can also help achieve social policy objectives.

  • 9-May-2017

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    OECD Tax Database

    Comparative information on a range of tax statistics that are levied in the 34 OECD member countries. Tax revenues, personal income taxes, corporate and capital income taxes, social security contributions, VAT and excise duties.

  • 11-April-2017

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    OECD tax rates on labour income continued decreasing slowly in 2016

    OECD tax rates on labour income continued decreasing slowly in 2016

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    Taxing Wages 2017

    This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. It covers personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and cash benefits received by in-work families. It illustrates how these taxes and benefits are calculated in each member country and examines how they impact household incomes. The results also enable quantitative cross-country comparisons of labour cost levels and the overall tax and benefit position of single persons and families on different levels of earnings. The publication shows average and marginal effective tax rates on labour costs for eight different household types, which vary by income level and household composition (single persons, single parents, one or two earner couples with or without children). The average tax rates measure the part of gross wage earnings or labour costs taken in tax and social security contributions, both before and after cash benefits, and the marginal tax rates the part of a small increase of gross earnings or labour costs that is paid in these levies.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Latvia

    Latvia had the 11th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Latvia faced a tax wedge of 42.6% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United States

    The United States had the 25th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in the United States faced a tax wedge of 31.7% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom had the 27th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Turkey

    Turkey had the 18th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Turkey faced a tax wedge of 38.1% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland had the 32nd lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 31st lowest position in 2015. The average single worker in Switzerland faced a tax wedge of 21.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Sweden

    Sweden had the 9th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Sweden faced a tax wedge of 42.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

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