- Many EU countries show renewed interest in the use of wealth-related taxes as instruments to reduce the high tax burden on labour, improve public finances and foster fairness in the tax system.
- JRC research on a selected group of EU countries finds that the redistributive effects of wealth-related taxes, as currently designed, are negligible.
- Revenue collection from wealth-related taxes differs widely in a sample of six EU countries. While wealth-related taxes in Belgium and France raise, respectively, about 3.5% and 4% of the value of GDP, the figure in Germany is only 1%.
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|Year of publication|
|Geographic coverage||European Union|
16 Dec 2021
|Related project & activities||Fairness|
|Related organisation(s)||JRC - Joint Research Centre|
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Composite Indicators|
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