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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Japan: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Japan increased by 0.9 percentage points from 28.6% to 29.5% in 2012. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. Japan increased its standard VAT rate from 5% to 8% in April 2014. This standard VAT rate is still one of the lowest in the OECD and well below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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    Key findings for Belgium: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Belgium increased by 0.6 percentage points from 44.0% to 44.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Belgian standard VAT rate is 21%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for the Slovak Republic: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the Slovak Republic increased by 1.5 percentage points from 28.1% to 29.6%, the third highest rise amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Slovak standard VAT rate is 20%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Norway: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Norway declined by 1.5 percentage points from 42.3% to 40.8%, the largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Norwegian standard VAT rate is 25%, which is considerably above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Korea: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Korea declined by 0.5 percentage points from 24.8% to 24.3% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Korean standard VAT rate is 10%, which is well below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    The Distributional Effects of Consumption Taxes in OECD Countries

    The report examines the distributional effects of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax systems in 20 OECD countries, and investigates the effectiveness of reduced VAT rates as a redistributional tool.

  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Greece: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Greece declined by 0.2 percentage points from 33.7% to 33.5% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Greek standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Sweden: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Sweden increased by 0.5 percentage points from 42.3% to 42.8% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Swedish standard VAT rate is 25%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Poland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Poland increased by 0.3 percentage points from 31.8% to 32.1% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 34.7%. The Polish standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Denmark: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    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.

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