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How much income do unemployed people get? Find out how taxes and social benefits in OECD countries affect incomes of people in and out of work. The OECD has taken all those complex legal rules about who is entitled to what benefit and who should pay how much tax in different countries and put them into a simple tax/benefit calculator so that you can choose yourself which comparisons you would like to make. For each country, you can choose from a selection of different family types and earnings levels. Click on the Calculate button to show the resulting family incomes in work and out of work.
Calculations take into account the taxes and social security contributions due on earnings and benefits. Benefits such as unemployment benefits, social assistance, family benefits, housing benefits and in-work benefits are included in the calculations.
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