OECD report Taxing Wages 2018
The OECD has published a report called Taxing Wages 2018.
Fiona Reddan, in The Irish Times, reports:
Single workers with no children are bearing the brunt of Ireland’s personal tax regime, a new study shows. And Ireland’s experience reflects the position across the 35 OECD states where households with children face a lower personal tax burden than those without.
Taxing Wages 2018 measures the so-called tax wedge – the difference between a person’s take home pay and what it costs their employer to employ them.
…The new study shows that one-income families on the average wage (€ 36,358) and with children give up just 1.2 per cent of their income on tax.
…According to the survey, across the OECD, the average single worker paid just over one-quarter of their gross wages in income taxes and social security contributions, a ratio that has remained relatively stable over the last two decades, the OECD said.
Read the OECD report in full here