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Consumption Tax Trends 2016

VAT/GST and excise rates, trends and policy issues

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Consumption Tax Trends provides information on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries. It also contains information about indirect tax topics such as international aspects of VAT/GST developments and the efficiency of this tax. It also describes a range of taxation provisions such as the taxation of motor vehicles, tobacco and alcoholic beverages.

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Foreword

This is the eleventh edition of Consumption Tax Trends, a biennial OECD publication. It presents cross-country comparative data relative to consumption taxes in OECD member countries, as at 1 January 2016. Tables using data from the National Accounts and data on tax revenue from Revenue Statistics 1965-2015 are updated up to and including 2014. Price levels for fuel oils are updated as at 4th Quarter 2015 from Energy Prices and Taxes – Quarterly Statistics issued by the International Energy Agency. The country data for the report have, for the most part, been provided by delegates to Working Party No. 9. The exchange rates used to convert national currencies into US dollars (USD) are average market rates for 2015 taken from the OECD Monetary and Financial Statistics, except for (), and () where the Purchase Power Parity (PPP) rates are used as they provide for a better comparison of the value of VAT relief thresholds (PPP rates for GDP 2015 are extracted from the OECD Statistics Database).

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