The main body of the report is a set of ‘country chapters’ which give an overview of the main trends in taxation for each of the 30 countries covered by the report. The chapters have a standardized layout: the first page contains a summary table and graphs showing trends in the country’s tax revenues under the main tax headings for the period 2004 to 2013; this is followed by a table of the main tax reforms in the country concerned categorized by type of measure; and the final set of tables in the country chapters provides a snapshot of the main features of the national tax systems (personal and corporate taxes, VAT, social contributions and wealth and transaction taxes). The data in the report are presented within a unified statistical framework (the ESA 2010 harmonised system of national and regional accounts).
At the end of the report are reference tables containing series on statutory tax rates - for corporate income, personal income and VAT, as well as tables of effective tax rates and tax wedges.
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Source: European Commission