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Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. The average tax revenue to GDP ratio in OECD countries was 34.6% in 2012, compared with 34.1% in 2011 and 33.8% in 2010.
Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. This annual publication presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD member countries from 1965 onwards.
Using panel data for OECD countries, this study investigates the extent to which changes in government spending on education, health and other areas influence long-term growth.
In many OECD countries, government debt reached levels over recent years that call for reduction over the medium to longer term to ensure public finance sustainability. This paper investigates the international transmission of fiscal consolidation shocks via trade flows.
Senior tax policymakers and administrators from across the world are meeting this week in Marrakech to discuss how powers to set and collect taxes should be allocated across different levels of government to ensure accountability, efficiency and economic stability.
The timeline of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project is extremely ambitious, with the first outputs expected for September 2014 and the completion of the project by the end of 2015. Input from relevant stakeholders is essential as the BEPS Project moves forward to develop the measures envisaged in the BEPS Action Plan.
This book offers an overview on recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal relations and sub-central government.
The report provides an overview of the main issues raised by VAT, SMEs and the taxation of the financial sector, and that tax practitioners should be aware of in their day to day work. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of the challenges revenue administrations and policy makers face in designing and administering these taxes, and possible solutions that can be adapted and related to the specific situation of different countries.
Hundreds of thousands of elected sub-national governments worldwide provide services and levy taxes on residents and companies.
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This document was presented during the 4th Plenary meeting of the OECD Task Force on Tax and Development held in Seoul, Korea on 30-31 October 2013.