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The tax burden in the Czech Republic increased by 0.3 percentage points from 33.8% to 34.1% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Czech standard VAT rate is 21%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.
After three years of steady decline, migration into the Czech Republic picked up in 2012, as the total number of immigrants reached more than 30 000 persons, an annual increase of about 34%.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas within Czech Republic is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
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Country profiles highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
The average worker the Czech Republic faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 42.4% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Czech Republic was ranked 9 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
The 2014 survey calls for structural reforms in competition and improving the links between the labour market and the education system to restart income convergence.