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Comparison of different levels of taxation in Europe

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The tax rates quoted are called implicit, ie they express the overall level of tax revenue can be attributed to these economic categories as percentage of the base of the Tax total potential in the economy (eg aggregate wages including social security contributions or total income from capital and entrepreneurial activities).

Tax rate on consumption
Tax rates on labor
Tax rate on capital
EU15
19.5%
36.3%
28.4%
United Kingdom
21.3%
24.6%
30.8%
Ireland
25.8%
25.9%
32.0%
Luxembourg
23.7%
28.0%
32.0%
Spain
16.3%
30.0%
29.6%
Netherlands
24.2%
31.9%
29.6%
Portugal
20.1%
33.7%
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Greece
18.1%
37.8%
18.1%
Austria
22.0%
39.2%
28,5 %
Denmark
33.7%
39.9%
28.8%
Germany
18.3%
39.9%
20.9%
Italy
17.1%
41.1%
28.1%
France
17.4%
41.8%
36.6%
Belgium
21.9%
43.5%
30.1%
Finland
28.0%
43.9%
30,3 %
Sweden
30.6%
46.6%
31.5%

[Source Commission European - Study 2
[10-09-2005]

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