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Re: Hmmm...

Of interest would be to know the level of tax they pay in Finland.

Using 2016 Eurostat data (couldn't be bothered to look harder), Finland's tax to GDP ratio is about 44%, compared to around 47% in France, 41% in Germany, 35% UK. For a range of reasons, a good rule of thumb is that the more north westerly an EU country is (British Isles excepted) the higher the rate of tax.

That of course includes corporate taxes and indirect taxes like VAT, but the most significant difference in terms of effective personal tax rates is probably the various allowances, credits and offsets, as well as the tapering of both tax rates and reliefs.

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