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Italian tax burden rising almost as high as in Sweden

Taxes growing as high as 44.1% in 2012, says Istat

11 February, 14:32
Italian tax burden rising almost as high as in Sweden (See related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - The tax burden in Italy grew to an average 44.1% of income paid in 2012, almost as high as average levels in Sweden, national statistics agency Istat said Tuesday.

Sweden has been known for high tax levels to support an extensive social safety net but there, taxes have actually been dropping, Istat said in a sweeping report called Noi Italia.

Italy's average tax levels have grown from 41.3% in 2000 to 42.5% in 2011, Istat said, while in Sweden, the average tax burden dropped to 44.7% in 2012 from 51.7% in 2000.

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