Media advisory - Taxing Wages 2024


18/04/2024 - 

OECD to release Taxing Wages 2024 on Thursday 25 April


Taxing Wages 2024, the OECD’s annual flagship publication on the various taxes levied on wages and salaries in OECD countries, will be released on Thursday 25 April at 11:00 CEST (09:00 GMT).

Taxing Wages 2024 provides unique cross-country comparative data on income tax paid by employees, cash benefits received by in-work families and the associated social security and payroll tax contributions made by employees and employers across the OECD, all of which are key factors when individuals consider their employment options and businesses make hiring decisions.

The report illustrates how these taxes are calculated and examines the impact on household incomes. It enables cross-country comparisons of labour costs and the overall tax and benefit position for eight different household types, varying by income level and household composition (single persons, single parents, one or two-earner households, with or without children).

This year’s report includes a Special Feature that examines how the tax wedge differs between first and second earners. Specifically, the report analyses the tax rates on second earners in married couples, more than 75% of whom are women in almost all OECD countries.

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of Taxing Wages 2024, 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 [email protected].

For further information on Taxing Wages 2024, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 45 24 79 70) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 97 00).




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