Reports


  • 10-December-2014

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

    The tax burden in Japan increased by 0.9 percentage points from 28.6% to 29.5% in 2012. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. Japan increased its standard VAT rate from 5% to 8% in April 2014. This standard VAT rate is still one of the lowest in the OECD and well below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 10-December-2014

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

    The tax burden in New Zealand declined by 0.9 percentage points from 33.0% to 32.1%, the third largest fall amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. New Zealand’s standard GST rate is 15%, which is below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 10-December-2014

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

    The tax burden in Australia increased by 1 percentage point from 26.3% to 27.3% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Australian standard GST rate of 10% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 10-December-2014

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

    The tax burden in Germany increased by 0.2 percentage points from 36.5% to 36.7% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The German standard VAT rate is 19%, which is very close to the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 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.

  • 1-October-2014

    English

    OECD Working Group on Bribery - Annual Report

    This report provides a brief overview of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and how it works. It also outlines how the Working Group on Bribery contributes to the global fight against corruption.

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  • 25-September-2014

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    Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Board Governors (September 2014)

    This report shows progress by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

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  • 22-September-2014

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    Automatic Exchange of Information: a Roadmap for Developing Country Participation

    Produced for the G20 Development Working Group, this Roadmap points the way to developing country participation in the new standard on automatic exchange of information.

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  • 22-September-2014

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    Part 2 of a report to G20 Development Working Group on the impact of BEPS in Low Income Countries

    At the G20’s request, the OECD is leading the development of a strategy to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). The Development Working Group has asked the OECD to draw together the experiences of developing countries and international organisations in a report on the main sources of BEPS in developing countries and how these relate to the OECD/G20 BEPS Action Plan on this issue.

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  • 21-September-2014

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    OECD Secretary-General Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, September 2014, Cairns

    This report consists of two parts. Part I is a report by the OECD Secretary-General regarding (A) the OECD/G20 BEPS Project; (B) the single global common standard on Automatic Exchange of iInformation; and (C) Tax and Development. Part II is a Progress Report to the G20 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

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