Taxing Wages

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Taxing Wages 2017

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The highest average tax wedges for childless single workers earning the average national wage were in Belgium (54.0%), Germany (49.4%) and Hungary (48.2%). The lowest were in Chile (7%), New Zealand (17.9%) and Mexico (20.1%).”
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Country
Average tax wedge - single person, %, 2016
Income tax - single person, %, 2016
Employee SSC - single person, %, 2016
Employer SSC - single person, %, 2016
Australia AUS 28.6 23 0 5.6
Austria AUT 47.1 10.8 13.9 22.4
Belgium BEL 54 20.8 10.9 22.3
Canada CAN 31.4 13.8 6.8 10.8
Switzerland CHE 21.8 10 5.9 5.9
Chile CHL 7 0 7 0
Czech Republic CZE 43 9.4 8.2 25.4
Germany DEU 49.4 15.9 17.3 16.2
Denmark DNK 36.5 35.9 0 0.8
Spain ESP 39.5 11.6 4.9 23
Estonia EST 38.9 12.5 1.2 25.3
Finland FIN 43.8 17.9 7.1 18.7
France FRA 48.1 10.8 10.5 26.8
United Kingdom GBR 30.8 12.6 8.4 9.7
Greece GRC 40.2 7.7 12.6 19.9
Hungary HUN 48.2 11.7 14.4 22.2
Ireland IRL 27.1 13.8 3.6 9.7
Iceland ISL 34 26.9 0.3 6.8
Israel ISR 22.1 9.4 7.5 5.3
Italy ITA 47.8 16.4 7.2 24.2
Japan JPN 32.4 6.8 12.5 13.1
Korea KOR 22.2 5.2 7.6 9.4
Luxembourg LUX 38.4 16.2 11.4 10.8
Latvia LVA 42.6 15 8.5 19.1
Mexico MEX 20.1 8.5 1.2 10.4
Netherlands NLD 37.5 15.2 12.2 10.1
Norway NOR 36.2 17.5 7.3 11.5
New Zealand NZL 17.9 17.9 0 0
OECD OECD 36 13.4 8.2 14.4
Poland POL 35.8 6.1 15.3 14.4
Portugal PRT 41.5 13.4 8.9 19.2
Slovak Republic SVK 41.5 7.5 10.2 23.8
Slovenia SVN 42.7 9.8 19 13.9
Sweden SWE 42.8 13.6 5.3 23.9
Turkey TUR 38.1 10.4 12.8 14.9
United States USA 31.7 16.9 7.1 7.7