Taxing Wages

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Taxing Wages 2018

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The net personal average tax rate (NPATR) is defined as the sum of personal income tax and employee social security contributions minus cash benefits as a percentage of gross wage earnings. The highest NPATR for single workers with no children earning the average wage were in Belgium (40.5%), Germany (39.9%) and Denmark (35.8%) and the lowest were in Chile (7%), Mexico (11.2%) and Korea (14.5%). For one-earner families at the average wage with two children, the highest NPATR was in Turkey (25.9%) and Denmark (25.3%); the lowest NPATRs were seen in the Czech Republic (0.7%), Canada and Ireland (both 1.2%); the NPATR was negative for Poland (-4.8%) as cash benefits exceeded total PIT and employee SSC payments.
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Country
= One earner couple with 2 children, %, 2017
= Single person, %, 2017
Australia AUS 16.1 24.4
Austria AUT 19.1 32.4
Belgium BEL 20.7 40.5
Canada CAN 1.2 22.8
Switzerland CHE 3.5 16.9
Chile CHL 7 7
Czech Republic CZE 0.7 24.1
Germany DEU 21.7 39.9
Denmark DNK 25.3 35.8
Spain ESP 13.9 21.1
Estonia EST 4.8 18.4
Finland FIN 24.7 30.2
France FRA 18.2 29.2
United Kingdom GBR 18.1 23.4
Greece GRC 23.7 26
Hungary HUN 14.5 33.5
Ireland IRL 1.2 19.4
Iceland ISL 18.6 28.7
Israel ISR 15 17.7
Italy ITA 19.3 31.2
Japan JPN 16.3 22.3
Korea KOR 12.2 14.5
Luxembourg LUX 5 29.1
Latvia LVA 16.8 29.4
Mexico MEX 11.2 11.2
Netherlands NLD 24.6 30.4
Norway NOR 22.5 27.6
New Zealand NZL 6.4 18.1
OECD OECD 14 25.5
Poland POL -4.8 25.1
Portugal PRT 11.9 27.5
Slovak Republic SVK 7.8 23.5
Slovenia SVN 12.3 33.7
Sweden SWE 18.8 25
Turkey TUR 25.9 27.9
United States USA 14.2 26