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Belgium has the highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Belgium faced a tax wedge of 55.3% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax burden in Belgium did not change between 2013 and 2014, staying at 44.7%. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (referred to as "the Global Forum"), has released its peer review reports for Belize, Finland, Iceland, Nauru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Economic growth is projected to be strengthening from mid-2011 onwards, but will be insufficient to restore the sustainability of public finances.
Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.
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Agreement between Belgium and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Belgium and Dominica for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Belgium and Monteserrat for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Belgium and Belize for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.