EU Sources - Tax burden on wages compared - August 31, 2016

A study of the Molinari Institute compares the tax and social security burdens of individual employees earning typical salaries in each of the 28 EU member states and, in doing so, to determine a ‘tax liberation day’ — measuring how much of each year’s work is devoted to paying taxes — for workers in each country. In addition, the study tracks year‐to‐year trends in both the taxation on, and cost of salaried labour in the EU.



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