Working Papers


  • 3-November-2011

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    What is a "Competitive" Tax System?

    This paper considers how tax policy and administration impact on an economy’s competitiveness and reviews various measures of ‘tax competitiveness’

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  • 3-November-2011

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    Trends in Top Incomes and their Tax Policy Implications

    This paper uses data derived from tax returns to analyse trends in the share of pre-tax personal income going to top income recipients. These data provide a more reliable source of information on top incomes than household surveys and allow a perspective of almost a century. Since the early 1980s there has been a recovery in the share of top incomes, especially in the share of the top percentile group.

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  • 3-November-2011

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    Consumption Taxation as an Additional Burden on Labour Income

    The OECD’s Taxing Wages (TW) Report1 provides details of taxes paid on wages in the 34 OECD member countries. In particular, it covers the personal income tax and social security contributions paid by employees and their employers, as well as cash benefits received by families.

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  • 3-November-2011

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    Tax Reform Trends in OECD Countries

    Over the last two decades almost all OECD countries have made major structural changes to their tax systems. In the case of the personal and corporate income tax regimes reforms have generally been rate reducing and base broadening, following the lead given by the United Kingdom in 1984 and the United States in 1986. In some countries, including Australia and New Zealand, reforms have been profound and sometimes implemented over a

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  • 3-November-2011

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    Wage Income Tax Reforms and Changes in Tax Burdens: 2000-2009

    The tax burden on labour and its evolution over time are issues that feature prominently in the political debate. Averaged across the OECD, personal income taxes, social security contributions and payroll taxes together account for more than 51% of total government revenues in 2008 (OECD, 2010).

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  • 8-July-2011

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    Public comments received on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing

    8 July 2011 - On 9 March 2011, the OECD released an invitation to comment on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing. This was followed on 10 June 2011 by the release of a document containing a “Multi-country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures” on which comments were also invited.

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  • 10-June-2011

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    OECD releases a Multi-Country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures - 10 June 2011

    10-June-2011: OECD releases a Multi-Country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures.

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  • 31-May-2011

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    The taxation of global trading financial instruments: A discussion draft

    A discussion draft, prepared by the Special Sessions on Innovative Financial Transactions in January 1997.

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  • 19-April-2011

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    Working Paper No13: Tax competition between sub-central governments

    Tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between sub-central governments with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases. This paper evaluates the main issues regarding tax compettition.

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  • 7-March-2011

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    OECD invites comments on new project on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing

    9 March 2011 - The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs has launched a new project on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing. This work is regarded as important to strike a balance between the development of sophisticated guidance for complex transactions and the cost-effective use of taxpayers’ and tax administrations’ resources for improved compliance and enforcement processes.

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