05/04/2019 - Taxing Wages 2019, the OECD’s annual flagship publication on the various taxes levied on wages and salaries in OECD countries, will be released on Thursday 11 April at 11:00 CET (09:00 GMT).
Taxing Wages 2019 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 examining the taxation of the median worker in OECD countries, comparing this to the taxation of the average worker.
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 by e-mail under embargo should be sent to email@example.com.
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