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The tax wedge for the average single worker in the United States increased by 0.2 percentage points from 29.6 in 2018 to 29.8 in 2019. The OECD average tax wedge in 2019 was 36.0 (2018, 36.1).
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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in the United States decreased by 2.5 percentage points from 26.8% in 2017 to 24.3% in 2018. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was a slight increase of 0.1 percentage point from 34.2% to 34.3% over the same period.
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This country note explains how the United States taxes energy use. The note shows the distribution of effective energy tax rates across all domestic energy use. It also details the country-specific assumptions made when calculating effective energy tax rates and matching tax rates to the corresponding energy base.
I am honoured to be here alongside Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to welcome you to today’s event celebrating this important and innovative joint initiative, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB).
The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with today’s publication of the first round of stage 2 peer review monitoring reports, which consists of monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review reports.
The OECD’s work on international tax has long had the strong support of the G20. We have made great strides in the areas of tax transparency, the implementation of the BEPS measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and in supporting capacity building in developing countries.
The OECD is honoured to be a joint partner with UNDP on the TIWB Initiative, which is not only helping countries around the world build much-needed tax audit capacity, but is also facilitating domestic resource mobilisation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With the strong support of both the G7 and the G20, the OECD’s work on international tax has made great strides in the areas of tax transparency, the implementation of the BEPS measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and in supporting capacity building in developing countries.
This paper analyses the tax treatment of different employment forms for a set of eight countries: Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The analysis includes labour income taxes, capital income taxes, social contributions, and non-tax compulsory payments.