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Forbes has published the latest edition of their Tax Misery Index. The list includes 66 countries and indicates France, the Netherlands and Belgium impose the harshest taxes while Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong have the lowest tax rates.

The misery score is the sum of the taxes shown in the colored bars, at the highest marginal percentage in each locale. It is our best proxy for evaluating whether policy attracts or repels capital and talent. The countries at the top of the chart impose the harshest taxes while those at the bottom are the most tax friendly. The Reform column reflects a reduction in misery (a negative number highlighted in red) or an increase in misery since we began tracking. In most of the world local governments are usually funded from property taxes, which aren’t part of the Misery Index.

More info and charts at Forbes.

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Comment by Blog For Money Subscribed to comments via email
2008-04-21 21:16:43
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Thanks a cool graph! Kinda funny to see … USA/New York City & Canada/Ontario.

I have a friend in UAE right now… probably just raking the cash in… no taxes. I guess that’s what that black gold will do huh!

 
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