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The tax burden in Slovenia declined by 0.2 percentage points from 36.8% to 36.6% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
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Slovenia has the 10th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Slovenia faced a tax wedge of 42.5% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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The VAT revenues in Slovenia accounted for 22% of total tax revenue in 2012, above the OECD average of 19.5%.
The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.
Restoring fiscal sustainability is a major challenge in Slovenia. Yet, the performance in terms of expenditure control is poor and public expenditure on social spending increased briskly during the crisis, significantly more than on average across the OECD.
This paper examines various aspects of fiscal policy in Slovenia, in particular fiscal consolidation, pension reform, efficiency of government spending and the tax system.