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Where can you make the most money and keep it? [Infographic]

Oct 19, 2018 @ 04:35 AM / by Pat Jurgens

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2018 AIRINC Global Tax Infographic

AIRINC's tax experts have compiled an infographic of the countries that have the most progressive tax structures, the countries with the most regressive tax structures, and the countries with flat tax rate structures. All data was compiled with our international tax tools

We have mined the global tax rates and calculated the effective rates of tax and social security based on three representative salary levels. The differences in effective tax rates between the three representative salary levels is a measure of the progressive nature of the tax and social security assessed on wages.


Tax Infographic Highlights:

  • Countries with very progressive tax structures tend to have top marginal tax rates in excess of 35%
  • Countries with regressive tax structures tend to limit the scope of taxation to a certain threshold of income, or only assess social security up to a maximum. This means income that exceeds the maximum threshold is tax-free
  • Countries with flat tax structures typically have a flat income tax rate, or do not assess income tax or social security on wages
  • See the complete infographic results by clicking below:



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Topics: International Tax, Tax, Data and Infographics, International Tax Summaries, International Tax Guide

Pat Jurgens

Written by Pat Jurgens

Director, Global Tax Research and Consulting Pat joined AIRINC in 2006, and directs AIRINC’s research and statistical analyses of international tax policies and supervises the production of our hypothetical personal income tax products. He is responsible for the international income tax guide and tax calculator products at AIRINC and consults with clients on tax equalization policy matters. Pat has 32 years of experience in the area of expatriate taxation and global mobility consulting. Prior to joining AIRINC, he spent 18 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Assignment Services practice, providing tax compliance and consulting services to multinational companies and their assignee employees. He received his B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Colorado. Pat is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and MSCPA societies.