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Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Denmark 62.28% 2009
2 Cameroon 60% 2002
3 Sweden 56.74% 2009
4 Netherlands 52% 2009
=5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50% 2009
=5 Belgium 50% 2009
=5 Japan 50% 2009
=5 Austria 50% 2009
=5 Gabon 50% 2003
=5 Congo, Republic of the 50% 1999
=11 Israel 46% 2009
=11 Ireland 46% 2009
=13 Germany 45% 2009
=13 Croatia 45% 2009
=13 China 45% 2009
=13 Australia 45% 2009
=13 Zimbabwe 45% 2004
=18 Spain 43% 2009
=18 Italy 43% 2009
=20 Papua New Guinea 42% 2009
=20 Portugal 42% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 41.16% 2009
22 Slovenia 41% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 40.29% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 40.26% 2009
=23 Switzerland 40% 2009
=23 Chile 40% 2009
=23 South Africa 40% 2009
=23 Greece 40% 2009
=23 United Kingdom 40% 2009
=23 Norway 40% 2009
=23 France 40% 2009
30 Luxembourg 38.95% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 38.3% 2009
=31 New Zealand 38% 2009
=31 Malawi 38% 2000
33 Iceland 37.2% 2009
=34 Namibia 37% 2009
=34 Thailand 37% 2009
European Union average (profile) 36.34% 2009
36 Hungary 36% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 35.02% 2009
=37 Sri Lanka 35% 2009
=37 Malta 35% 2009
=37 Vietnam 35% 2009
=37 United States 35% 2009
=37 Ecuador 35% 2009
=37 Turkey 35% 2009
=37 Ethiopia 35% 2007
=37 Benin 35% 2006
45 Venezuela 34% 2009
=46 Colombia 33% 2009
=46 Swaziland 33% 2009
=48 Poland 32% 2009
=48 Mozambique 32% 2009
=48 Philippines 32% 2009
51 Guatemala 31% 2009
52 Finland 30.5% 2009
=53 Uganda 30% 2009
=53 Peru 30% 2009
=53 Cyprus 30% 2009
=53 India 30% 2009
=53 Indonesia 30% 2009
=53 Tanzania 30% 2009
=53 Kenya 30% 2004
=53 Zambia 30% 2004
61 Canada 29% 2009
62 Mexico 28% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 27.9% 2009
63 Brazil 27.5% 2009
=64 Panama 27% 2009
=64 Malaysia 27% 2009
=66 Uruguay 25% 2009
=66 Jamaica 25% 2009
=66 Ghana 25% 2009
=66 Botswana 25% 2009
=66 Nigeria 25% 2002
71 Latvia 23% 2009
72 Estonia 21% 2009
=73 Singapore 20% 2009
=73 Armenia 20% 2009
=73 Pakistan 20% 2009
76 Slovakia 19% 2009
77 Romania 16% 2009
=78 Ukraine 15% 2009
=78 Czech Republic 15% 2009
=78 Lithuania 15% 2009
=78 Costa Rica 15% 2009
=78 Mauritius 15% 2009
=78 Serbia and Montenegro 15% 2009
84 Russia 13% 2009
=85 Kazakhstan 10% 2009
=85 Bulgaria 10% 2009
=85 Cote d'Ivoire 10% 2009
=85 Paraguay 10% 2009
=89 Qatar 0.0 2009
=89 Bahrain 0.0 2009
=89 Kuwait 0.0 2009
=89 Cayman Islands 0.0 2009
=89 Bermuda 0.0 2009
=89 United Arab Emirates 0.0 2009
=89 Oman 0.0 2009
=89 The Bahamas 0.0 2009
=89 Saudi Arabia 0.0 2009
=89 Senegal 0.0 2004

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Interesting observations about Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate

  • China ranked first for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Emerging markets in 2009.
  • Denmark ranked first for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Netherlands ranked first for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • Sweden ranked second for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • United States ranked second last for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • Kuwait has ranked last for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate since 2003.
  • Austria ranked first for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
  • Germany ranked #4 for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • Russia ranked second last for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Europe in 2009.
  • Israel ranked first for tax > highest marginal tax rate > individual rate amongst Former British colonies in 2009.
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