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New Zealand had the 34th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in New Zealand faced a tax wedge of 18.1% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in New Zealand decreased by 0.9 percentage points, from 33.0% in 2015 to 32.1% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period..
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
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.
Soucieux d’appuyer les efforts internationaux déployés en vue de renforcer la coopération contre la fraude fiscale extraterritoriale, sept nouveaux pays ont rejoint l’accord sur l’échange automatique de renseignements conforme à la norme établie par l’OCDE et le G20.