Media Advisory - Housing Taxation in OECD Countries to launch on Thursday 21 July


15/07/2022 - The OECD will release Housing Taxation in OECD Countries on Thursday 21July, at 11:00 CEST (09:00 GMT), providing a comparative assessment of housing tax policies in OECD countries and identifying a wide range of options for reform.

The report presents an overview of recent housing market trends and challenges, as well as an analysis of the distribution of housing assets. This serves as the basis for wider examination of the various taxes that are levied on housing, including assessment of efficiency, equity and revenue effects, as well as the role specific tax policy instruments can play in addressing current housing challenges.

Based on this assessment, the study outlines a number of reform options that governments could consider to enhance the design and functioning of their housing taxation policies.

Information and data from the report, including the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this Internet link in media coverage.

For further information on Housing Taxation in OECD Countries, or to arrange interviews, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the report, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before the release. The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report should be sent to:

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