Tax Facts

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Statutory Tax Rates on Dividends, Interest, and Capital Gains
(4/22/2018)
- The OECD published a new paper on statutory rates on capital income. 
SLOVAKIA: The Price of the State
(4/19/2018)
- The Institute of Economic and Social Studies in Slovakia (INESS) finds that the Price of the State per person is rising every year, this time the number hitting EUR 6326.
Tax Policies in the European Union 2017 Survey
(1/26/2018)
- European Commission published its annual report on the performance of EU Member States' tax systems.
Spain: Regional Tax Competitiveness Index
(11/26/2017)
- In October of 2017, the Spanish Taxpayers Union (UC) launched the first edition of its Regional Tax Competitiveness Index. This report inspired by the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index measures the country’s seventeen regional fiscal systems by analyzing 64 indicators and produces a ranking to show how each of them performs in comparison with the rest.
2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index
(11/1/2017)
- Hampered by high marginal tax rates and complex business tax rules, the United States again ranks towards the bottom of the pack on our 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index, placing 30 out of 35 OECD countries.
Taxation trends in the European Union 2017
(9/26/2017)
- This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the 28 Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway which are members of the European Economic Area. In addition to the analysis of Europe-wide trends, the report includes country chapters covering the 28 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.
Socialism for the Rich
(7/3/2017)
- Removing corporate welfare would allow for a six percentage point reduction in the company tax rate that would benefit all businesses equally.
Do Temporary Tax Cuts Grow the Economy?
(6/28/2017)
- The Tax Foundation has just released a new report analyzing the impact of a temporary corporate tax cut on economic growth.
New OECD Report: Taxing Wages 2017
(5/22/2017)
- Taxes on labour income for the average worker across the OECD continued to decrease for the third consecutive year during 2016, dropping to 36% of labour costs, according to a new OECD report.
Tax Complexity
(5/22/2017)
- The US-based National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) completed a tax complexity project concluding “…the total economic value of compliance burden of the Tax Code can be valued at $262.632 billion.”
Statistics from the OECD
(10/10/2016)
- The OECD (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has a great deal of statistics and reports available.
The Tax Foundation’s 2016 International Tax Competitiveness Index
(10/8/2016)
- The Tax Foundation has released the third annual International Tax Competitiveness Index. Once again, the United States ranks among the bottom 5 countries with the 5th least competitive tax system in the OECD. Only Greece, Portugal, Italy, and France have less competitive tax codes. On the other end of the spectrum, Estonia takes the number one spot once again, with New Zealand and Latvia having the second and third most competitive tax systems, respectively.
New World Bank Flagship Report: Doing Business 2016
(1/25/2016)
- Read how your country ranks in the report in regards to regulatory quality and efficiency.
Taxation Trends in the European Union
(12/4/2015)
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This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area.

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/gen_info/economic_analysis/tax_structures/index_en.htm

New Tax Research – Global Corporate and Income Tax Rates
(5/1/2015)
- The WTA has compiled research comparing global corporate and individual income tax rates. Hopefully, it will be useful to you and your important work!
102 Years of the US Income Tax – The Figures
(4/23/2015)
- "The American income tax is perhaps the most dramatic example of how government grows at the expense of liberty."- Grover Norquist
Global Income Tax Rate Comparison
(3/19/2015)
- As it's tax season in America, when Americans pay their annual income tax, check out how their rates compare with the world.