Taxing Wages

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Taxing Wages 2016

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The highest average tax wedges for childless single workers earning the average national wage were in Belgium (55.3%), Austria (49.5%), Germany (49.4%) and Hungary (49.0%). The lowest were in Chile (7%), New Zealand (17.6%) and Mexico (19.7%).”
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Country
Average tax wedge - single person, %, 2015
Income tax - single person, %, 2015
Employee SSC - single person, %, 2015
Employer SSC - single person, %, 2015
Australia AUS 28.4 22.7 0 5.6
Austria AUT 49.5 13.1 14 22.4
Belgium BEL 55.3 21.6 10.8 22.9
Canada CAN 31.6 14.1 6.8 10.8
Switzerland CHE 22.2 10.5 5.9 5.9
Chile CHL 7 0 7 0
Czech Republic CZE 42.8 9.2 8.2 25.4
Germany DEU 49.4 16.1 17.2 16.2
Denmark DNK 36.4 35.8 0 0.8
Spain ESP 39.6 11.7 4.9 23
Estonia EST 39 12.6 1.2 25.3
Finland FIN 43.9 18.4 6.7 18.7
France FRA 48.5 10.7 10.3 27.5
United Kingdom GBR 30.8 12.8 8.4 9.7
Greece GRC 39.3 7.1 12.4 19.7
Hungary HUN 49 12.5 14.4 22.2
Ireland IRL 27.5 14.2 3.6 9.7
Iceland ISL 34 26.7 0.3 7
Israel ISR 21.6 8.9 7.5 5.1
Italy ITA 47.9 16.4 7.2 24.3
Japan JPN 32.2 6.7 12.4 13.1
Korea KOR 21.9 4.9 7.6 9.4
Luxembourg LUX 38.3 16 11.4 10.9
Mexico MEX 19.7 8 1.2 10.5
Netherlands NLD 36.2 15.2 12.1 8.9
Norway NOR 36.6 17.9 7.3 11.5
New Zealand NZL 17.6 17.6 0 0
OECD OECD 35.9 13.5 8.2 14.3
Poland POL 34.7 5 15.3 14.4
Portugal PRT 42.1 14 8.9 19.2
Slovak Republic SVK 41.3 7.4 10.2 23.8
Slovenia SVN 42.6 9.7 19 13.9
Sweden SWE 42.7 13.5 5.3 23.9
Turkey TUR 38.3 10.6 12.8 14.9
United States USA 31.7 16.5 7 8.1