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 is ranked 17th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 38.1% in 2014, compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The tax burden in Denmark increased by 1.4 percentage points from 47.2% to 48.6, the fourth largest increase amongst member countries in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Danish standard VAT rate is 25%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
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.