Sweden ranked fifth in global tax burden report
The Local · 10 Dec 2014, 13:26
Published: 10 Dec 2014 13:26 GMT+01:00
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The annual study produced by Paris-based OECD since 1965 collects data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, presenting a set of comparable tax data.
According to the OECD, overall taxation among the world’s top economies rose to the highest level in six years in 2013.
In late October, Sweden's new coalition government unveiled its budget and pledged to raise taxes to increase funding for public jobs, education, infrastructure, and unemployment benefits.
However, its first budget failed to get through parliament and a snap election has been called for March 2015.