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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Portugal. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
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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Portugal is ranked 11th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 42.1% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the 12th position in 2014.
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The tax burden in Portugal declined by 0.1 percentage points from 34.5% to 34.4% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
This report contains the 2014 “Phase 2: Implementation of the Standards in Practice” Global Forum review of Portugal.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by over 120 jurisdictions which participate in the work of the Global Forum on an equal footing.
The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004, which has been incorporated in the UN Model Tax Convention.
The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. “Fishing expeditions” are not authorised, but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard.
All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined – Phase 1 plus Phase 2 – reviews. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
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The VAT revenues in Portugal accounted for 26.4% of total tax revenue in 2012, above the OECD average of 19.5%.
Le Forum mondial sur la transparence et l’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales a publié une série de rapports sur l’évaluation des systèmes fiscaux en vigueur à Belize, en Finlande, en Islande, à Nauru, en Pologne, au Portugal, en Suède et en Turquie.
Le prélèvement moyen d’impôts et de cotisations sociales sur les revenus du travail a augmenté dans 26 des 34 pays de l’OCDE en 2011, selon la nouvelle édition des Impôts sur les salaires de l’OCDE.
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Agreement between Portugal and Bermuda for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Portugal and Gibraltar for the exchange of information relating to tax matters