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  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages 2016

    This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries.  It covers: personal income taxes and employee contributions paid by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and cash benefits received by in-work families. It illustrates how these taxes and benefits are calculated in each member country and examines how they have an impact on household incomes. The results also enable quantitative cross-country comparisons of labour cost levels and the overall tax and benefit position of single persons and families on different levels of earnings.
    The publication shows the amounts of taxes and social security contributions levied and cash benefits received for eight different family types, which vary by a combination of household composition and household type.  It also presents: the resulting average and marginal tax rates (that is, the tax burden); the average tax rates (showing the part of gross wage earnings or total labour costs taken in tax and social security contributions, both before and after cash benefits); and the marginal tax rates (showing the part of a small increase of gross earnings or total labour costs that is paid in these levies).

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Portugal

    Portugal is ranked 11th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 42.1% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the 12th position in 2014.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Finland

    Finland has the 7th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Finland faced a tax wedge of 43.9% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Slovenia

    Slovenia has the 10th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015, compared with the 9th highest position in 2014.The average single worker in Slovenia faced a tax wedge of 42.6% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Luxembourg

    Luxembourg is ranked 17th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 38.3% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the same position in 2014.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Israel

    Israel has the 4th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Israel faced a tax wedge of 21.6% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Greece

    Greece is ranked 14th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 39.3% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the same position in 2014

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom has the 9th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.8% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland has the 6th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Switzerland faced a tax wedge of 22.2% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Poland

    Poland is ranked 21st among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 34.7% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the same position in 2014.

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