Corporate Tax Fell Globally in 2020, OECD Report Says

ATHENS — Corporate taxation fell globally in 2020, continuing a trend which prevails in the last 20 years, although significant differences exist between member-states, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Wednesday.

The Paris-based organization said the average corporate taxation rate in 109 countries was 20.6 pct in 2020 from 20.7 pct in 2019 and 28 pct in 2000. Nine countries, among them Germany and Bulgaria, lowered their corporate tax rate by 20 percentage points in the 2000-2020 period. In comparison with 2019, corporate taxation eased in seven member-states, led by Belgium (-5 percentage points) and Greenland (-3 percentage points. There was no increase in any member-state.


The continuation of the pandemic continues to raise hurdles in forecasting the short-term trend of the country's Gross Domestic Product, but based on available data the Greek GDP is expected to rise by 5,2% in the first half of 2022 (7% in the first quarter and 3.

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