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Tax burden in Italy among highest in Europe

Country ranks 5th in eurozone, 7th in EU

10 January, 18:24
Tax burden in Italy among highest in Europe (ANSA) - Rome, January 10 - Italy's tax burden is among the highest in Europe, new data said Thursday.

According to Eurostat, Italy's 42.8% tax rate was the 5th highest in the 17-member eurozone and the seventh highest in the 27-member European Union, according to data from 2011. That year the tax burden grew from 39.6% to 40% in the EU and from 40.3% to 40.8% in the eurozone. It remained unchanged in Italy.

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