Taxation trends in the European Union


How did the tax reforms of recent years change tax rates and the level of taxation? How high have taxes on labour and consumption become? How is the tax burden shared between labour, capital and consumption? How does my country compare with the other EU Member States? The answers to these and other questions are in ‘Taxation trends in the European Union: Data for the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway’.

The newly published 2013 edition - issued by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union – gives an overview of the tax system in each of the 29 countries covered, the revenue trends and the main recent policy changes. Detailed tables allow comparison between the individual countries for different tax categories.

The full report contains a statistical annex which presents the main data by country and for the EU as a whole. The report can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format from our Taxation trends web page.

The printed version of the report will be available at the end of May 2013. You can order a free copy via the EU Bookshop. For further information see the press release (STAT/2013/68)