Showing posts with label international. Show all posts
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

UK tax system loosing competitiveness

While the UK has a competitive tax system it risks being overtaken by other economies easing tax burdens for businesses, according to a new report from PwC. The latest global league table, compiled by PwC, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, shows that the UK's position is under pressure as other nations are making paying taxes easier. The UK is now in 18th position in the league table of 183 economies, down from 16th position last year and 11th place in 2006.

The report assesses tax regimes by measuring the total tax costs, number of payments and the time necessary to comply for a case-study flowerpot firm. In compiling the data, all the mandatory taxes and contributions that a medium-sized firm must pay in a given year were considered. Taxes and contributions measured include corporate income tax, social contributions and labour taxes paid by the employer, property taxes, property transfer taxes, dividend tax, capital gains tax, financial transaction tax, waste collection taxes, vehicle and road taxes, and other minor taxes or fees.