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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France has the 5th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in France faced a tax wedge of 48.4% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The tax burden in France increased by 1 percentage point from 44.0% to 45.0% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The French standard VAT rate is 20%, which is slightly above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
"We need to reform international finance so that it plays its essential role in supporting economic activity -- and does not provoke another systemic crisis. But we have to ask ourselves, do we have the right global governance mechanisms to address these issues in an effective way? " said A. Gurría at colloque on “Refondation du système monétaire et financier international”.
Singapore has today signed a protocol with France that brings the two countries’ to bilateral tax treaty into line with the OECD standard on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.