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Paying Taxes 2016: The Global Picture

Paying Taxes 2016, a joint effort of the World Bank Group and PwC, looks at tax regimes in 189 economies and provides an unrivalled global database. The results illustrate both successful reforms and reform challenges, as well as provide a platform for governments and businesses to engage in constructive discussion around tax reforms across a …
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Taxes and incentives for renewable energy

This report by KPMG describes the 2013 taxes and incentives provided by 31 countries around the world to promote renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower. These policies also support other areas such as increased energy efficiency, smart-grid management, biofuels, carbon capture systems and storage technologies. The report is available to download from …
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Taxing Wages 2014

The OECD has just published the report, “Taxing Wages 2014.” According to the study, tax burdens on labor income continue to rise across the OECD. Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years,as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2014

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices.” According to the WEO, global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to …
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Paying Taxes 2014

The World Bank, jointly with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and PwC, has just released the report, “Paying Taxes 2014: The Global Picture.” The period covered by the study (2004 to 2012) has seen the end of a sustained period of economic growth, a severe recession and a slow recovery. Governments continue to be under …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – Oct 2013

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Transitions and Tensions,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Transition Challenges to Stability;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Taxing Times.” According to the WEO, global growth is in low gear, and the drivers of activity are changing. These dynamics …
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Paying Taxes 2013

A new report from the World Bank, IFC, and PwC finds that governments continue to reform their tax systems despite global economic uncertainty, with 31 economies having taken steps from June last year through May 2012 to make it easier and cost less for small and medium businesses to pay taxes. The “Paying Taxes 2013” …
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KPMG’s Individual Income Tax and Social Security Rate Survey 2012

KPMG’s International Executive Services (IES) have just published the 2012 edition of “KPMG’s Individual Income Tax and Social Security Rate Survey”. This annual report is a cross-border survey of personal tax and social security rates with historical data from 2003-2012. The report now covers 114 countries, concentrating on the highest level of personal tax payable …
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Taxation Trends in the European Union

Eurostat has just published the report “Taxation Trends in the European Union.” The report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area. The data is presented within a unified statistical framework (the …
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