Another tax chart (source here) on effective income & social security taxes in various countries:
And so where's Ireland in this? I took KPMG tax calculator for 2012 and... for a person on $100,000 (depending on which exchange rate you take - spot or 3mo average), Ireland scores:
- Self-employed person, single, no children effective tax rate of 40%
- PAYE effective tax rate of 37.5-37.75%
- Average for a single earner tax rate of 38.42%
See for yourselves where that places Ireland.
More on this in forthcoming Village Magazine issue.