US, Danish, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand tax and social security burden net of cash benefits as a % of labour costs, one-earner married couple with two children since 2000

For some reason the Labour government in New Zealand in the mid-2000s could not bring itself to admit it was introducing a huge tax cut for families. To avoid admitting it ever gave a tax cut, that Labour government called the huge family tax credit introduced in 2004 and 2005 Working for Families.

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Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015

The above data does not include the effects of GST and VAT.

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All-in average personal income tax rate less cash transfers at average wage for married couple with 2 children across OECD

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Data extracted on 25 Jan 2016 01:06 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

Portuguese, Italian, Greek and Spanish all-in average personal income tax rates at average wage by family type, 2014

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U.S. 2000, 2007 and 2014 all-in average personal income tax rates at average wage by family type

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