Tax policy analysis

Focus

  • 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

 

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Data

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.

 

PUBLICATIONS

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

This report provides a detailed review of the taxation of household savings in 40 OECD and partner countries. It examines the different approaches that countries take to taxing household savings.

This report examines and assesses the current and historical use of net wealth taxes, defined as recurrent taxes on individual net assets, in OECD countries. It provides background on the use of wealth taxes over time in OECD countries as well as on trends in income and wealth inequality.

This report provides details of taxes paid on wages in twenty-five economies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

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