The U.S. Is One of the Least Taxed Developed Countries


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The most recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that the United States is one of the least taxed developed nations. 

A tally of all taxes collected at the federal, state and local levels reveals based on 2014 U.S. Treasury data reveal that the United States had the fourth lowest level of total taxes — 25.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) — among the 34 OECD countries. Only Mexico, Chile and Korea collected less in taxes as a percent of GDP. The level of taxation in the United States is well below the 34.7 percent OECD weighted average. 

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