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  • 10-December-2014

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    The Distributional Effects of Consumption Taxes in OECD Countries

    The report examines the distributional effects of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax systems in 20 OECD countries, and investigates the effectiveness of reduced VAT rates as a redistributional tool.

  • 10-December-2014

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

    The tax burden in Luxembourg increased by 0.8 percentage points from 38.5% to 39.3% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. Luxembourg’s standard VAT 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 Iceland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Iceland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 35.3% to 35.5% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Icelandic standard VAT rate is 25.5%, the second highest of the OECD countries and far above 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 Greece: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Greece declined by 0.2 percentage points from 33.7% to 33.5% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Greek standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above 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 Portugal: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Portugal increased by 2.2 percentage points from 31.2% to 33.4, the largest rise amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Portuguese standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above 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 Turkey: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Turkey increased by 1.7 percentage points from 27.6% to 29.3% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Turkish standard VAT rate is 18%, 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 the Netherlands: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in the Netherlands increased by 0.4 percentage points from 35.9% to 36.3% in 20121. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Dutch standard VAT rate is 21%, which is above 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 Finland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Finland increased by 1.2 percentage points from 42.8% to 44.0%, the fifth largest increase amongst member countries in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Finnish standard VAT rate is 24%, which is above 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 Ireland: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Ireland increased by 1 percentage point from 27.3% to 28.3% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Irish standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above 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 Denmark: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Denmark increased by 1.4 percentage points from 47.2% to 48.6, the fourth largest increase amongst member countries in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Danish standard VAT rate is 25%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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