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France with the heaviest EU taxes

Belgium loses its crown as leader

  • December 15, 2017 10:15
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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According to the latest figures from the European statistical office, Eurostat, Belgium has lost its gold medal for the heaviest taxes in Europe. The France’s tax burden – taxes plus social security contributions – amounted to 47.6 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is the highest in the European Union, followed by Denmark (47.3%) and Belgium (46.8%).

The EU countries with the lowest taxes in 2017 are Ireland (23.8%), Romania (26%) and Bulgaria (29%).


Source: Brussels Times

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