OECD Tax Policy Studies

ISSN :
1990-0538 (online)
ISSN :
1990-0546 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19900538
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This series consists of studies analyzing of the effects of tax policies that have occurred in the past or might be considered for the future. Its primary purpose is to assist policy makers in designing tax policies that are suited to their objectives.
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Taxation of SMEs

Taxation of SMEs

Key Issues and Policy Considerations You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date :
12 Oct 2009
Pages :
147
ISBN :
9789264024748 (PDF) ; 9789264024731 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264024748-en

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This report covers a broad range of SME taxation issues, including possible effects of taxation on the creation and growth of SMEs, and considerations arising from a relatively high compliance burden. Differing income tax and social security contribution burdens of unincorporated and incorporated SMEs are considered in detail, with analysis of average statutory tax rates carried out to investigate possible tax distortions to business creation and business structure decisions of a single worker/owner of an SME. Various arguments are presented for and against the targeting of tax incentives at SMEs. Country examples of SME tax incentives and compliance cost reduction measures are provided in the report.