Squeeze on Greek families gets worse


The average burden on Greek workers in the form of taxes and social security contributions grew for a second year in a row in 2017, in contrast to the general trend among the member-countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The OECD’s data included in the report published on Thursday on the taxation on salaries confirm that overtaxation of salary workers in Greece is growing, especially for families with children who in other countries pay particularly low taxes. The burden on Greek families is so great that it even exceeds the traditionally high taxation in Scandinavian countries. Despite the government’s claims about strengthening its social policy measures, the burden on Greek families actually grew in 2017.

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