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  • 20-July-2017

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    Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2017 - Trends in Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore

    The Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre. It compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.

  • 5-July-2017

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    Tax Policy Working Papers

    Working papers from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD covering the full range of tax policy related issues.

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  • 12-June-2017

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    Environmental Fiscal Reform: Progress, Prospects and Pitfalls

    The report was produced in response to a request of the Italian Presidency of the G7, and it has fed into discussions at the Environment Ministerial Meeting, held in Bologna, Italy, on 11-12 June 2017.

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  • 13-May-2017

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    A Fiscal Approach for Inclusive Growth in G7 Countries

    The report was produced in response to a request of the Italian Presidency of the G7, and has fed into discussions held at the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 13 May 2017, Bari, Italy.

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  • 11-May-2017

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    Raising revenues through carbon pricing can help improve energy affordability

    This report uses household level data covering 20 OECD countries to analyse energy affordability at current energy prices and explores how these indicators change in response to a simulated energy tax reform. The report finds that higher energy prices, needed to cut harmful carbon emissions and air pollution, can also help achieve social policy objectives.

  • 11-April-2017

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    OECD tax rates on labour income continued decreasing slowly in 2016

    OECD tax rates on labour income continued decreasing slowly in 2016

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  • 11-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages 2017

    This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. It covers personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and cash benefits received by in-work families. It illustrates how these taxes and benefits are calculated in each member country and examines how they impact household incomes. The results also enable quantitative cross-country comparisons of labour cost levels and the overall tax and benefit position of single persons and families on different levels of earnings. The publication shows average and marginal effective tax rates on labour costs for eight different household types, which vary by income level and household composition (single persons, single parents, one or two earner couples with or without children). The average tax rates measure the part of gross wage earnings or labour costs taken in tax and social security contributions, both before and after cash benefits, and the marginal tax rates the part of a small increase of gross earnings or labour costs that is paid in these levies.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Latvia

    Latvia had the 11th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Latvia faced a tax wedge of 42.6% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United States

    The United States had the 25th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in the United States faced a tax wedge of 31.7% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom had the 27th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 30.8% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

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