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Japan's tax-to-GDP ratio was 31.4% in 2017* (latest available data), below the OECD average (34.3%) by 2.9 percentage points, and above the LAC and Africa (26)* averages (23.1% and 17.2%, respectively).
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The tax wedge for the average single worker in Japan remained the same at 32.7 percentage points between 2018 and 2019. The OECD average tax wedge in 2019 was 36.0 (2018, 36.1).
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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Japan increased by 0.7 percentage points from 30.7% in 2016 to 31.4% in 2017.* The corresponding figures for the OECD average were a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from 34.4% to 34.2% over the same period.
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This country note explains how Japan taxes energy use. The note shows the distribution of effective energy tax rates across all domestic energy use. It also details the country-specific assumptions made when calculating effective energy tax rates and matching tax rates to the corresponding energy base.
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This report by the OECD Secretary-General provides an overview of the progress made by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS in addressing the tax challenges of digitalisation and a brief update on the work on tax transparency.
At their Summit in Osaka this weekend, G20 leaders agreed on a range of priorities for which analysis and support from the OECD and other international organisations are playing a crucial role.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Tokyo on 7 June 2019 to deliver a Keynote speech at the G20 High-level Symposium on Ageing and Financial Inclusion (GPFI Forum).
Session 2: On-going efforts to counter tax avoidance and evasion (Participation in Panel Discussion)
I am happy to announce that OECD Ministers adopted last month the revised OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements, concluding thus the first revision in over 20 years. The Code is the only multilateral agreement and tool providing for the management of the full range of cross-border capital flows between its 36 members.