Taxing Wages 2023
Indexation of Labour Taxation and Benefits in OECD Countries
This annual publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries.
This year’s edition focuses on the impact of recent inflation on labour taxation in
the OECD and how countries adjust their tax systems in response. For the year 2022,
the report also examines personal income taxes and social security contributions paid
by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and
cash benefits received by workers. 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.
Published on April 25, 2023 Latest available edition in: French
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