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Inheritance, Estate, and Gift Taxes in OECD Countries

[ad_1] In a recent report that reviews inheritance taxation in OECD countries, the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) concludes that inheritance taxes could play a key role in reducing inequality while increasing countries’ tax revenues. When analyzing the wealth distribution in 27 OECD countries, the report finds that in 2015, on average, the

Are Federal Taxes Progressive? | Taxes & Transfers

[ad_1] The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released data on taxes paid at various levels of income, indicating the federal tax system is progressive, consistent with similar analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The JCT found that the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers faced

Tax Burden on Capital Income: International Comparison

[ad_1] Key Findings The taxation of capital—at both the individual and the corporate level—is much debated and affects economic growth by lowering the incentives to save and invest. It is useful to compare capital income taxation across countries; this is not trivial. Countries have many different tax rates, exemptions, and special rules. We compute the

Latin America Tax Revenue & Caribbean Tax Revenue

[ad_1] The Organisation for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) has compiled tax revenue data for countries around the world—including 27 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, where tax revenue as a percent of GDP is on average 11 percentage points lower than in other regions. On average, the tax-to-GDP ratio for 26 countries (excluding Venezuela