Dutch tax pressure on wages has fallen in 13 years, says OECD
Personal income tax has gone down in the Netherlands over the past few years, but has risen in 25 of the 34 OECD countries, the Paris-based organisation says in a new report.
In 2000, the average Dutch worker lost 40 percent of their income in tax, but this had gone down to just under 37 percent last year, the OECD says.
The average tax burden on wages across the OECD increased by 0.2 of a percentage point to 35.9 percent last year.
This means the Dutch are still paying more of their income in tax than the OECD average.
The OECD includes social security premiums paid by employers in the total salary package.
The top Dutch tax rate is currently 52 percent on earnings over around EUR 56,000.