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  • 11-April-2019

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Iceland

    The tax wedge for the average single worker in Iceland increased by 0.1 percentage points from 33.1 in 2017 to 33.2 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).

  • 14-February-2019

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    Making Dispute Resolution More Effective - MAP Peer Review Report, Iceland (Stage 1) - Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14

    Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices.  The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 1 peer review of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by Iceland.
  • 5-December-2018

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Iceland

    The tax-to-GDP ratio in Iceland decreased by 13.9 percentage points, from 51.6% in 2016 to 37.7% in 2017. This decrease was due to the one-off stability contributions in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over thesame period.

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  • 17-September-2018

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    Effective carbon rates: Key findings for Iceland

    This country note for Iceland provides detail on the proportion of CO2 emissions from energy use subject to different effective carbon rates (ECR), as well as on the level and components of average ECRs in each of the six economic sectors (road transport, off-road transport, industry, agriculture and fishing, residential & commercial, and electricity).

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  • 12-April-2018

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    Taxation Household Savings: Key findings for Iceland

    This note presents marginal effective tax rates (METRs) that summarise the tax system’s impact on the incentives to make an additional investment in a particular type of savings. By comparing METRs on different types of household savings, we can gain insights into which assets or savings types receive the most favourable treatment from the tax system

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  • 14-February-2018

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    Taxing Energy Use 2018: Key findings for Iceland

    This note describes the taxation of energy use in Iceland. It contains the country’s energy tax profiles, followed by country-specific information to complement the general discussion in Taxing Energy Use 2018 (OECD, 2018).

  • 28-March-2017

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    Tax and Skills: Key findings for all countries

    These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for all countries

    These country specifc documents provide figures on tax-to-GDP ratios and tax structures for OECD member countries from the latest OECD Revenue Statistics publication.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Consumption Tax Trends: Key findings for all countries

    These country specifc documents provide figures on VAT/GST rates and VAT revenue ratios for OECD member countries from the latest OECD Consumption Tax Trends publication.

  • 26-September-2016

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Iceland

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Iceland. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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