Publications & Documents


  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Canada

    Canada has the 10th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Canada faced a tax wedge of 31.6% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Austria

    Austria has the 2nd highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Austria faced a tax wedge of 49.5% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%

  • 8-April-2016

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    Tax administrations ready to act on “Panama Papers”

    Government officials from around the world have called on the OECD to convene a special project meeting of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC) Network to explore possibilities of co-operation and information-sharing, identify tax compliance risks and agree collaborative action, in light of the “Panama Papers” revelations.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Estonia

    Estonia is ranked 15th among the 34 OECD member countries. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Estonia faced a tax wedge of 39.0% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 7-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Ireland

    Ireland has the 7th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015, compared with the 8th lowest position in 2014. The average single worker in Ireland faced a tax wedge of 27.5% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 6-April-2016

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    Public comments received on discussion draft on the treaty residence of pension funds

    On 29/02/2016, interested parties were invited to comment on a discussion draft othat includes proposals for changes to the OECD Model Tax Convention concerning the treaty residence of pension funds. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the comments received.

  • 4-April-2016

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the “Panama Papers”

    The “Panama Papers” revelations have shone the light on Panama’s culture and practice of secrecy. Panama is the last major holdout that continues to allow funds to be hidden offshore from tax and law enforcement authorities

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  • 1-April-2016

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    Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries

    Tax revenues in African countries are rising as a proportion of national incomes, according to the inaugural edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa. In 2014, the eight countries covered by the report - Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia - reported tax revenues as a percentage of GDP ranging from 16.1% to 31.3%.

  • 1-April-2016

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    Revenue Statistics in Africa

    The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for eight countries in Africa: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to African countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among African economies and with OECD, Latin  American, Caribbean and Asian economies.

  • 24-March-2016

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    OECD releases a BEPS consultation document on the treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds

    Responses are invited to the questions included in a consultation document on issues and suggestions related to the impact of the Report on BEPS Action 6 on the tax treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds.

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