France emerges as most tax-burdened economy in the OECD

Cars burn as protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) clash with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as part of a demonstration over high fuel prices on the Champs Elysee in Paris, France, 01 December 2018 (issued on 03 December 2018). The so-called 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vests) protest movement, which reportedly has no political affiliation, is protesting across the nation over high fuel prices. According to reports, the damage left after the riots in Paris are estimated to exceed three to four million euro. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

France emerges as most tax-burdened economy in the OECD


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With 46.2% of its GDP originating from tax revenues, France overtook Denmark as the most tax-burdened country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2017.

The tax burden rose in 19 of the OECD member states and fell in 16 others last year. The two countries with the biggest increases were Israel and the United States, mainly due to a one-off foreign earnings repatriation tax on multinational companies.

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