The country documents provide detailed country-specific information about tax and benefit systems from 2001 to 2012, describing the policy parameters for particular programmes and also how they interact. These descriptions are complemented by spreadsheets that break down the resulting net incomes for a range of earnings levels and family situations, presented in the form of so-called “budget constraint” graphs.
Note: The information provided on this page has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.
* The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
**Footnote by Turkey: The information in this document with reference to « Cyprus » relates to the southern part of the Island. There is no single authority representing both Turkish and Greek Cypriot people on the Island. Turkey recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of United Nations, Turkey shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus issue”.
**Footnote by all the European Union Member States of the OECD and the European Union: The Republic of Cyprus is recognized by all members of the United Nations with the exception of Turkey. The information in this document relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.
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