Historical tax rates

A while ago I needed to find information on tax rates for a couple of countries and had some difficulty finding them in general commercial financial or economic databases. In the end even national bank websites or websites like the those of ministries of finance or the European Union, etc. usually only list the last tax rates or aggregated figures. Wikipedia examples of overviews are:

The World Bank also has information on taxes (no free access!) on their website: World Bank Total Tax rates. The US also has a nice website on taxes in different states, called: US Capital Gains Tax Rates.

What I wanted to find, however, were historical overviews of rates by type for several years. For instance: corporate and capital income taxes. After searching a bit further I finally found the following source for this type of information: the OECD Tax Database.


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