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This country note explains how Germany 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.
Women are at the core of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis: they make up the vast majority of healthcare workers and shoulder much of the childcare and home schooling burden during lockdowns. And while tax policy measures play a crucial role in supporting individuals and businesses as we navigate this crisis, the gender impact of taxation is often overlooked – with serious consequences for gender equality.
As a result of COVID-19, public life has come to a sudden halt and consumer spending is plummeting. How will this crisis and the policy actions taken in response affect tax revenues? And what lessons can be learned from the previous global financial crisis?
This report takes stock of the emergency tax and fiscal policy measures introduced by countries worldwide in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It discusses how tax and fiscal policy can cushion the impact of continued containment and mitigation policies and subsequently support economic recovery. It also outlines the major policy reforms that will be needed to prepare for restoration of public finances.
As we navigate through this global crisis, one of the few certainties is that tax policy will play an important role in the immediate response of governments to support individuals and businesses, as well as in future rounds of policy action, including to rebuild our economies, which will ultimately take place once the health crisis has been contained.
These potential measures, which are not recommendations, are intended to assist policymakers as they respond in their own national context.
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revenue statistics OECD infographic
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Il rapporto annuale OCSE sulle entrate pubbliche, Revenue Statistics 2019, rileva che in Italia il rapporto gettito fiscale/PIL non è cambiato tra il 2017 e il 2018. Il gettito fiscale in rapporto al PIL si è attestato al 42.1%. Il valore corrispondente per la media OCSE ha registrato un lieve aumento di 0,1 punto percentuale, dal 34.2% al 34.3%.