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.
The international community should call time on all remaining holdouts who have yet to implement internationally agreed tax transparency standards, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said in a new report to the G20.
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The United States is ranked 24th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 31.7% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the same position in 2014
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The tax burden in the United States increased by 0.6 percentage points from 25.4% to 26.0% 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.
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The United States is the only OECD country that employs a retail sales tax rather than a value added tax (VAT) as the principal consumption tax...
Since around 2007, the country has been enjoying an “energy renaissance” thanks to its abundant stocks of shale oil and gas. The resurgence in oil and gas production is beginning to create discernible economic impacts and has changed the landscape for natural gas prices in the United States, boosting competitiveness.
Due to recent events, tax evasion has received unprecedented attention by media worldwide, and citizens are voicing their concerns and expectations for governments to act. This is an essential issue which the G20 must tackle, now more than ever, said OECD Secretary-General in Washington.
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.
The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis