Tax policy analysis


The OECD’s work on tax policy and statistics focuses on providing internationally comparable revenue statistics and offers high quality economic analysis and tax policy advice. Read more about about work



» OECD tax rates on labour income stabilise in 2015
12 April 2016

» Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries
1 April 2016

» Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenues rise slightly but remain well below OECD levels
16 March 2016

» Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change
7 December 2015

» Corporate tax revenues falling, putting higher burdens on individuals, according to OECD
3 December 2015

» Harmonising revenue statistics among Asian countries
13 November 2015


» Personal income tax rates

» Social security contributions

» The tax burden on wage income

» Corporate and capital income taxes

» Taxes on consumption (VAT/Rates and Excise)


» Taxing Wages 2016
This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. 

» Revenue Statistics in Africa 2016
The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for eight countries in Africa.

» Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016
Internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries.

» Revenue Statistics 2015
A unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD countries.

» Taxing Energy Use 2015 - OECD and Selected Partner Economies
A systematic analysis of the structure and level of energy taxes in OECD and selected other countries; together, they cover 80% of global energy use.

» Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2015

Comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.

» Taxation of SMEs in OECD and G20 Countries
Many of the tax systems examined provide incentives to incorporate and to distribute income in certain types of capital form.