Reports


  • 6-April-2017

    English, PDF, 421kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Chile

    Chile had the lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Chile faced a tax wedge of 7.0% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

    English, PDF, 418kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Canada

    Canada had the 26th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Canada faced a tax wedge of 31.4% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

    English, PDF, 418kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Belgium

    Belgium had the highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Belgium faced a tax wedge of 54.0% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

    English, PDF, 418kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Austria

    Austria had the 6th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 2nd highest position in 2015. The average single worker in Austria faced a tax wedge of 47.1% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

    English, PDF, 418kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Australia

    Australia had the 28th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Australia faced a tax wedge of 28.6% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

    English

    Taxation and Skills

    This Tax Policy Study on Taxation and Skills examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries. This study also assesses the returns to tertiary and adult education and examines how these returns are shared between governments and students. The study builds indicators that examine incentives for individuals and governments to invest in education. These indicators take into account the various financial costs of skills investments for individuals such as foregone after-tax earnings and tuition fees, as well as whether investments are financed with savings or with student loans. Costs borne by governments such as grants, scholarships, lost taxes, and skills tax expenditures are also accounted for. The indicators also incorporate the returns to skills investments for individuals and governments through higher after-tax wages and higher tax revenues respectively.
  • 31-March-2017

    English

    Technology Tools to Tackle Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud

    Cost effective technology solutions are already available for tax authorities to implement, and which prevent and detect these types of tax evasion and tax fraud. This report draws on the experience of 21 countries in this area, including several developing countries, and highlights their key successes in using these technology tools.

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  • 28-March-2017

    English

    Tax and Skills: Key findings for all countries

    These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.

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  • 27-March-2017

    English

    Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters, Second Edition

    The Common Reporting Standard (CRS), developed in response to the G20 request and approved by the OECD Council on 15 July 2014, calls on jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. It sets out the financial account information to be exchanged, the financial institutions required to report, the different types of accounts and taxpayers covered, as well as common due diligence procedures to be followed by financial institutions.This publication contains the following four parts: A model Competent Authority Agreement (CAA) for the automatic exchange of CRS information; the Common Reporting Standard; the Commentaries on the CAA and the CRS; and the CRS XML Schema User Guide.This edition expands the last part on the CRS XML Schema User Guide. It contains additional technical guidance on the handling of corrections and cancellations within the CRS XML Schema, as well as a revised and expanded set of correction examples. The other parts remain unchanged relative to the first edition issued in 2014.
  • 18-March-2017

    English

    OECD/IMF report on tax certainty

    This report explores the nature of tax uncertainty, its main sources and effects on business decisions and outlines a set of concrete and practical approaches to help policymakers and tax administrations shape a more certain tax environment.

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