Consumption Tax Trends 2010

VAT/GST and Excise Rates, Trends and Administration Issues

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This publication provides information on value added taxes, taxes on goods and services and excise duty rates in OECD member countries. It provides information about indirect tax topics such as international aspects of VAT/GST developments in OECD member countries as well as in selected non-OECD economies.  It also describes a range of taxation provisions in OECD countries, such as the taxation of motor vehicles, tobacco and alcoholic beverages.


Taxing Vehicles

Motoring has been an important source of tax revenue for a long time. All member countries rely heavily on a range of tax instruments to ensure significant budgetary receipts from both private and commercial road users. Vehicle taxation in its widest definition represents a prime example of the use of the whole spectrum of consumption taxes. Over the last fifteen years, these taxes have been adapted to influence consumer behaviour, mainly to achieve environmental objectives.


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