This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
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Denmark has the 19th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country had the 20th highest position in 2014. The average single worker in Denmark faced a tax wedge of 36.4% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax burden in Denmark increased by 3.3 percentage points from 47.6% to 50.9% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a team of OECD experts were in Copenhagen at the UN Summit on Climate Change (7-18 December 2009) to share analysis and policy advice.