benefits and wages

Benefits and Wages

How do taxes and transfers – such as family benefits, unemployment insurance and income taxes – shape family incomes?

The Benefit and Wages portal is a platform containing resources to facilitate evidence-based analysis of tax-benefit systems. It includes detailed descriptions of taxes and benefit rules in each country as they apply to working age families. It also includes outputs from the OECD tax-benefit model, which put all these complex rules into a unified methodological framework that enables international comparisons of how tax liabilities and benefit entitlements affect the disposable income of families in different labour-market circumstances.

OECD tax-benefit web-calculator

The OECD Tax-Benefit web calculator enables users to quickly see and compare how tax liabilities and benefit entitlements affect the incomes of working-age families across countries and over time. 


Click here  to use the web-calculator. 

The OECD tax-benefit data portal

Access the OECD tax-benefit data portal

Latest policy descriptions (2018)

How do countries calculate tax liabilities and social benefit entitlements? The documents below describe the tax-benefit systems of each country using a consistent and comparable format. 

  OECD countries 
Australia  Australia
Austria  Austria Belgium  Belgium Canada  Canada Chile  Chile Czech Republic  Czech Republic Denmark  Denmark
Estonia  Estonia




 France Germany  Germany Greece  Greece  Hungary  Hungary Iceland  Iceland
Ireland Ireland





Japan  Japan Korea Korea Latvia Latvia  Lithuania  Lithuania
Luxembourg  Luxembourg



New Zealand

New Zealand Norway  Norway Poland Poland Portugal  Portugal Slovak Republic  Slovak Republic
Slovenia  Slovenia Spain  Spain Sweden  Sweden Switzerland  Switzerland Turkey  Turkey  United Kingdom  United Kingdom United States United States of America
 Additional EU Countries                   
 Bulgaria Croatia  Croatia
Cyprus  Cyprus††  Malta  Malta Romania  Romania        


Policy descriptions for all available years 

Note: The information provided on this page has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. 

† The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.

†† Footnote by Turkey:  The information in this document with reference to « Cyprus » relates to the southern part of the Island. There is no single authority representing both Turkish and Greek Cypriot people on the Island. Turkey recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of United Nations, Turkey shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus issue”.
†† Footnote by all the European Union Member States of the OECD and the European Union: The Republic of Cyprus is recognized by all members of the United Nations with the exception of Turkey. The information in this document relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. 

Comparative policy tables

 Summaries of key features of the tax and benefit programmes:

Policy tables 


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