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The tax burden in Chile declined by 0.2 percentage points from 20.0% to 19.8% 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.
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Chile has the lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Chile faced a tax wedge of 7.0% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The VAT revenues in Chile accounted for 37.7% of total tax revenue in 2012, the highest of the OECD countries and far above the average of 19.5%.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.
Chile is the eighth country in the region to sign this Convention, which shows that we have made progress, but there is still much ground to cover. We hope that this signing will attract the attention of other Latin American countries that want to be included in this important multilateral co-operation instrument.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed today Chile’s recent steps to strengthen international tax co-operation.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.
This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Chile.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has just completed peer reviews of 11 jurisdictions. This brings to 70 the number of peer review reports completed since March 2010.