Income tax rates on employees in different countries vary depending on factors such as earnings and marital status.
A single person on an average salary with no children will have to pay the highest income tax rate in Belgium, amounting to 42.8% of his or her earnings, according to the OECD.
The second on the list is Germany with a tax rate of 39.9%, followed by Denmark and Hungary at 38.9% and 35%, respectively.
The UK is No 7 on the list with a tax rate of 24.9%, while the US taxes its employees at the rate of 22.7%.
A Statista chart, showing the percentage of earnings paid in tax/social security contributions in selected countries, is given below.
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