Tax policy analysis


  • Measuring and Monitoring BEPS, Action 11 - 2015 Final Report

    While measuring the scope of BEPS is challenging given its complexity and existing data limitations, a number of recent studies suggest that BEPS is responsible for significant global corporate income tax (CIT) revenue losses.

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  • Tax and the Environment

    The OECD's work on tax and the environment investigates to what extent countries harness the power of taxes and tradable permit systems for environmental and climate policy.

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  • Tax certainty

    This report explores the nature of tax uncertainty, its main sources and effects on business decisions and outlines a set of concrete and practical approaches to help policymakers and tax administrations shape a more certain tax environment.

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The OECD’s work on tax policy and statistics focuses on providing internationally comparable revenue statistics and offers high quality economic analysis and tax policy advice. Read more about our work


What's New


The OECD tax database webpage presents the latest available rates and thresholds data for OECD member countries. This data is supplied either directly by the member countries, or is taken from the publications written by the Tax policy and Statistics Division team.



This report measures the magnitude and coverage of taxes on energy use (energy and carbon taxes) in 42 OECD and G20 countries, representing approximately 80% of global energy use and CO2-emissions associated with energy use.

A unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD member countries.

The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 16 countries in Africa.

The second edition of Tax Policy Reforms: OECD and Selected Partner Economies. An annual publication that provides comparative information on tax reforms across countries and tracks tax policy developments over time.

Extending the OECD methodology to Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.

This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD member countries. 

This Tax Policy Study on Taxation and Skills examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD member countries.

Internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries.

Consumption Tax Trends provides information on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries..

This new high profile report provides details of taxes paid on wages in twenty economies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change