Taxing Wages

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Taxing Wages 2018

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The tax wedge is defined as the sum of the employee personal income tax and social contributions paid by employees and employers, minus cash benefits, as a proportion of the labour costs for employers. The highest average tax wedges for childless single workers earning the average national wage were in Belgium (53.7%), Germany (49.7%), Italy (47.7%), France (47.6%) and Austria (47.4%). The lowest were in Chile (7%), New Zealand (18.1%) and Mexico (20.4%).
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Country
Average tax wedge - single person, %, 2017
Income tax - single person, %, 2017
Employee SSC - single person, %, 2017
Employer SSC - single person, %, 2017
Australia AUS 28.6 23 0 5.6
Austria AUT 47.4 11.2 14 22.2
Belgium BEL 53.7 20.7 10.9 22.2
Canada CAN 30.9 13.8 6.6 10.4
Switzerland CHE 21.8 10 5.9 5.9
Chile CHL 7 0 7 0
Czech Republic CZE 43.4 9.8 8.2 25.4
Germany DEU 49.7 16 17.4 16.3
Denmark DNK 36.3 35.8 0 0.8
Spain ESP 39.3 11.3 4.9 23
Estonia EST 39 12.5 1.2 25.3
Finland FIN 42.9 17.1 7.6 18.2
France FRA 47.6 11 10.6 26
United Kingdom GBR 30.9 12.6 8.5 9.8
Greece GRC 40.8 8 12.8 20
Hungary HUN 46.2 12.1 15 19
Ireland IRL 27.2 13.9 3.6 9.7
Iceland ISL 33.2 26.5 0.3 6.4
Israel ISR 22.1 9.2 7.6 5.3
Italy ITA 47.7 16.5 7.2 24
Japan JPN 32.6 6.9 12.5 13.2
Korea KOR 22.6 5.5 7.6 9.4
Luxembourg LUX 36.7 14.9 11 10.8
Latvia LVA 42.9 15.3 8.5 19.1
Mexico MEX 20.4 8.8 1.2 10.4
Netherlands NLD 37.5 15.5 11.8 10.1
Norway NOR 35.9 17.2 7.3 11.5
New Zealand NZL 18.1 18.1 0 0
OECD OECD 35.9 13.5 8.2 14.2
Poland POL 35.6 6.2 15.3 14.1
Portugal PRT 41.4 13.3 8.9 19.2
Slovak Republic SVK 41.6 7.7 10.2 23.6
Slovenia SVN 42.9 10 19 13.9
Sweden SWE 42.9 13.7 5.3 23.9
Turkey TUR 38.7 11 12.8 14.9
United States USA 31.7 16.9 7.1 7.7