The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is organising its 6th global conference at the OECD. This year’s conference will focus on Tax and the Environment, an issue of growing importance and of direct relevance in the lead up to the COP21 meeting taking place later in the year. The ITD is a joint initiative of the EC, IDB, IMF, OECD, World Bank and CIAT.
Forum 2015, entitled Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity, was organised around the five cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: investment; inclusive growth; innovation, climate, Carbon, COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals and took place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 2-3 June 2015.
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France has the 5th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in France faced a tax wedge of 48.4% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The tax burden in France increased by 1 percentage point from 44.0% to 45.0% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The French standard VAT rate is 20%, which is slightly above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
Taxes and cash transfers reduce income inequality more in France than elsewhere in the OECD, because of the large size of the flows involved. But the system is complex overall. Its effectiveness could be enhanced in many ways, for example so as to achieve the same amount of redistribution at lower cost.
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Agreement between France and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Turks and Caicos Islands for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Saint Lucia for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Saint Kitts and Nevis for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between France and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters