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Taxing wages 2016

12 Apr 2016
Description

Provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries.

Executive summary
After increasing each year since 2011, the tax burden on the average worker remained at 35.9% in OECD countries for a second consecutive year in 2015. The tax burden or tax wedge is measured by taking the total taxes and social security contributions (SSCs) paid by employees and employers, minus family benefits received as a proportion of the total labour costs for employers. This measure provides an analysis of how these levies and cash benefits combine together to impact on net household income.
 

Publication Details
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DOI
10.1787/tax_wages-2016-en
Peer Reviewed: 
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