Tax burden in Holland is average but rising fast

Dutch workers lost an average 38.6% of their take-home pay in taxes and premiums last year, slightly above the average for the 34 countries in the OECD.

However, the tax pressure rose faster in the Netherlands than in most other countries, the Paris-based organisation said in a new report.

The tax burden is measured by taking the total taxes paid by employees and employers, minus family benefits received and divided by the total labour costs of the employer, the OECD said.

Belgium topped the list with a tax burden of 56% on take-home pay.

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