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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for New Zealand. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
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.
As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Canada, Iceland, India, Israel, New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China signed today the Multilateral Competent Authority agreement for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports (“CbC MCAA”), bringing the total number of signatories to 39 countries. The signing ceremony took place in Beijing, China.
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New Zealand has the 2nd lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. 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%.
Bilateral Agreements that have been signed to establish exchange of information for tax purposes.
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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The share of GST in total tax revenue in New Zealand was 30% in 2012, which is one of the highest in the OECD and above the OECD average of 19.5%.
OECD countries acknowledge that taxes must play a role in the process of fiscal consolidation as they battle unprecedented budget deficits. In 2010, the majority of OECD governments have stabilised their tax to GDP, with the average ratio moving up slightly from 33.8% in 2009 to 33.9% in 2010.
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Agreement between Germany and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the exchange of information relating to tax matters