Tax/benefit policies: Detailed descriptions and reforms since 2001
The analyses draw on detailed country-specific information about tax and benefit systems from 2001 to 2009.
These also contain illustrations of how net incomes are calculated in each country.
Calculated taxes, benefits and net incomes for a range of earnings levels and family situations are available in the form of so-called “budget constraint” graphs (See Chapter 3 of Benefits and Wages: for details)
* 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 Commission: 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.
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