Income tax rates around the world

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Income Tax Rates

The following table lists the range of income tax rates (the highest and lowest tax brackets) for each country around the world and also the usual rate of VAT or sales tax. The tax rates shown are national income taxes and don't include local income taxes.

Country Income Tax
range
VAT /
Sales Tax
Australia 17-47% 10%
Austria 21%-50% 20%
Belgium 25-55% 21%
Bulgaria 15-29% 20%
Canada 15-29% 7%
China 5-45% 17%
Czech Rep. 15-32% 19%
Denmark 41-60% 25%
Finland 12-35% 22%
France 10%-48.09% 19.6%
Germany 0-45% 16%
Greece 0-40% 18%
Hungary 18-38% 25%
India 20-40% -
Ireland 20-42% 21%
Israel 10-49% 17%
Italy 23-45% 20%
Japan 10-37% -
Luxembourg 6-46% 15%
Mexico 3-35% 15%
Morocco 0-41.5% 20%
Netherlands 36-60% 17.5%
Norway 28% 23%
Pakistan 7.5%-35% 15%
Philippines 5-34% 10%
Poland 19-40% 22%
Portugal 15-40% 17%
Romania 20-60% 19%
Russia 13% 20%
South Africa 17-45% 14%
Spain 0-56% 16%
Taiwan 6-40% 5%
Thailand 5-37% 7%
Turkey 15-40% 18%
United Kingdom0-40% 17.5%
United States of America0-35% -

Note: the above list shows national taxes, not including local taxes (which I haven't included for simplicity). So often countries that appear to have a very low rates of tax often have additional local income taxes to pay as well.

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