Comparative information on a range of tax statistics that are levied in the 34 OECD member countries. Tax revenues, personal income taxes, corporate and capital income taxes, social security contributions, VAT and excise duties.
The OECD fiscal decentralisation database provides comparative information on the following indicators analysed by level of government sector, (Federal or Central, including Social Security, State/Regional and Local) for OECD member countries between 1965 and 2015.
Over the last 50 years, the OECD led the way on tax issues and has been at the forefront of promoting transparency and co-operation in tax matters. Discover the international state of play with an interactive map presenting key indicators and outcomes of the OECD work on international tax matters, with close to 150 countries and jurisdictions.
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.
Trends in Indonesia and Malaysia provides for the first time cross-country comparisons between Asian economies and between Asian and OECD economies. Tax revenues are currently rising as a proportion of national incomes in Indonesia and Malaysia but continue to be substantially lower than for Korea, Japan and other OECD countries, according to a new OECD report.
Many governments are facing historic high levels of deficit and debt. Public spending has risen and they are taking in less money as tax revenues fall. Governments are attempting to consolidate their budgets, looking for the appropriate balance between expenditure cuts and revenue increases.
Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare. But how can such distortions be minimised?
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The Comparative Information Series (CIS) is a comprehensive survey of tax administration practices across 30 OECD and 13 selected non-OECD countries. Its starting point is the premise that revenue bodies can be better informed and work more effectively together given a broad understanding of the administrative context in which each operates.
Tax reform is an on-going process, with tax systems continuously adopting to reflect changing economic, social and political circumstances. Over the last two decades, almost all OECD countries have undertaken structural changes in their tax system which have altered the way these systems function and their economic and social impacts. In some countries – as, for instance, many of the Eastern European economies in transition - the