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Income Tax

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each member country of the OECD the average amount paid in direct taxation by an industrial worker for each year since 1945.

The following information, which is taken from Revenue Statistics of OECD Member Countries 1965–72, Annexe I Table 6, shows the average rate of personal income tax paid by a taxpayer with average earnings of production workers in manufacturing in each country for 1972:

Single manMarried couple with 2 children
Per cent.Per cent.
Australia2015
Austria133
Belgium118
Canada2013
Denmark3528
Finland2820
France7
Germany167
Greece21
Ireland199
Italy87
Japan115
Luxembourg144
Netherlands1311
New Zealand1916
Norway2419
Portugal
Spain11
Sweden3327
Switzerland107
United Kingdom2011
United States1910

Notes:

Personal income tax includes local income taxes—but not other forms of local taxation—where they apply.

Children are assumed to be of school age.

I regret that this information is not available for earlier or later years.