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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for the United States: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the United States of America increased by 1percentage point from 24.4% to 25.4% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. 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.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for the United Kingdom: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the United Kingdom declined by 0.1 percentage points from 33.0% to 32.9% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The standard VAT rate for the United Kingdom is 20%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Norway: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Norway declined by 1.5 percentage points from 42.3% to 40.8%, the largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Norwegian standard VAT rate is 25%, which is considerably above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Poland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Poland increased by 0.3 percentage points from 31.8% to 32.1% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 34.7%. The Polish standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Italy: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Italy declined by 0.1 percentage points from 42.7% to 42.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Italian standard VAT rate is 22%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for the Netherlands: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the Netherlands increased by 0.4 percentage points from 35.9% to 36.3% in 20121. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Dutch standard VAT rate is 21%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Denmark: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Denmark increased by 1.4 percentage points from 47.2% to 48.6, the fourth largest increase amongst member countries in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Danish standard VAT rate is 25%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Hungary: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Hungary increased by 0.4 percentage points from 38.5% to 38.9% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Hungarian standard VAT rate is 27%, the highest of the OECD countries and considerably above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Canada: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Canada declined by 0.1 percentage points from 30.7% to 30.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. Canada’s standard federal GST rate of 5% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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  • 3-December-2014

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    Harmonising African Revenue Statistics

    African tax administration representatives gathered under the auspices of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 25-26 November 2014 to set the framework for harmonising their revenue statistics.

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