The tax wedge for the average single worker in New Zealand increased by 0.7 percentage points from 19.4% in 2021 to 20.1% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in New Zealand did not change between 2020 and 2021, remaining at 33.8%. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.
Biographical note of New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
Strong government support to protect jobs and incomes in the face of the pandemic helped New Zealand recover rapidly from the severe COVID-19-induced downturn, but challenges remain to set the economy on a sustainable growth path, according to a new OECD report.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which New Zealand is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in New Zealand and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.