Top 4 Countries With The Highest Income Tax Rate


In life, it’s a smart thing to know how other economies operate and how they affect the global economy. Many socialist countries have a higher income tax and as a result provide free health care, free college, etc. Today, we’re going to be going over how much these international countries actually tax and why.  Starting with the number one highest tax rate country below:


1. Belgium – 42.0%

Belgium’s economy has been set up as a progressive tax system. Individuals who earn a higher income will pay more in tax. Individuals in the top tax bracket will pay 50% of their income not including social security. As for social security, 13.07% of your income is taxed for that. However, you can still deduct certain business expenses and social contributions from your taxes. All in all, Belgium has the highest income tax in the world!


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5 thoughts on “Top 4 Countries With The Highest Income Tax Rate”

  1. Ha! I wish Sweden had as low tax rates as any of these countries. Not only does Sweden have the highest margin tax at close to 60%, Swedes also have to earn the least to reach the top bracket.

  2. Australia (not Austria) has the highest tax rate in the world being 49% plus 10% goods services tax, plus 100% fuel excise tax, plus upto 3% on the value od buying a house, plus 15% tax on retirement savings, on return schooling, hospital , medical doctors, government housing are for free or incur a small fee.

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