Personal income tax has gone down in the Netherlands over the past few years, but has risen in 25 of the 34 OECD countries, the Paris-based organisation says in a new report.
In 2000, the average Dutch worker lost 40% of their income in tax, but this had gone down to just under 37% last year, the OECD says.
The average tax burden on wages across the OECD increased by 0.2 of a percentage point to 35.9% last year. This means the Dutch are still paying more of their income in tax than the OECD average.
The OECD includes social security premiums paid by employers in the total salary package. The top Dutch tax rate is currently 52% on earnings over around €56,000.