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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Estonia. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
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Estonia has the 15th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Estonia faced a tax wedge of 39% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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The tax burden in Estonia increased by 1.1 percentage points from 31.8% to 32.9% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
We have 9 countries here today who are signing the Multilateral Convention, 2 countries who are signing a letter of intent to sign the Convention and 6 who are depositing instruments of ratification, said Angel Gurría.
As a further sign of international efforts to crack down on tax offenders, 12 more countries have signed, or committed to sign, the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. In addition, another 6 countries have ratified the Convention.