11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007
OECD CORRECTS ITS REPORT
The OECD has today placed the following correction to its report Taxing Wages 2004 on its website www.oecd.org:
Errata: Please note that the figures given for Australia on page 183 (Taxes on the average production worker as a percentage of labour cost) do not provide a consistent series as they only include payroll tax from 2002 onwards. Accordingly, the statement on page 182 that there has been an increase in the taxes on a production worker in Australia is incorrect. The tax wedge for the average production worker in Australia actually declined by 0.8 percentage points between 1996 and 2003 (see:OECD Study Shows Tax Wedges Continue to Fall). The Australian authorities are working with the OECD Secretariat to resolve this issue for future publications.
Those news outlets that reported that there had been an increase in tax on the average worker in Australia now have the opportunity to correct the record.
17 March 2005