Tax

EC publishes study on taxation trends in the European Union

On 11 November 2016, the European Commission published a study on taxation trends in the European Union, Iceland and Norway for the years 2002-2014.

The study offers a breakdown of comparative tax levels and of tax revenues raised from consumption, labour and capital. It also contains data on energy taxation and on the top rates for personal and corporate income taxes. According to the statistical and economic analysis conducted, tax revenues are continuing to rise in most EU member States.

For each country, key taxation indicators are provided on tax revenues as a percentage of GDP for the years 2002-2014, supplemented by tables presenting the latest tax reforms and the main features of the national tax systems for personal and corporate taxes, VAT, social contributions and wealth and transaction taxes.

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