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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New Zealand has the 2nd lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in New Zealand faced a tax wedge of 17.6% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax burden in New Zealand increased by 1.0 percentage points from 31.4% to 32.4% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
In a boost for international efforts to strengthen co-operation against offshore tax evasion, seven new countries have joined the agreement to exchange information automatically under the OECD/G20 standard.