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VAT is by far the most important indirect tax in Denmark, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total indirect tax revenue. 6 This fact partly explains why the residual category ‘other taxes’ is substantially lower in Denmark than in other parts of the world. Although the share of government revenues has risen strongly in this period, increases have not been sufficient to balance government budgets. 13). Apart from the falling debt ratios in the mid-1980s, and again more recently under the current upturn, the ratio has been steadily increasing.

This scheme includes persons who for health or social reasons are unable to participate in the labour market. Likewise, the number of recipients of early retirement benefits has increased greatly since the inception of this scheme in 1979. These benefits are available to persons aged 60 and 30 Andersen, Jensen and Risager above provided they have been members of an unemployment insurance fund for at least 20 years. As a more recent phenomenon, arrangements have been introduced which enable members of the labour force to take paid leave up to one year, either for child-minding or for participation in education and training programmes.

Fourth, the revenue collected from taxes on goods and services has in recent years converged on the European average, now amounting to about a third of the total revenue. In the United States, however, indirect taxes count much less. VAT is by far the most important indirect tax in Denmark, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total indirect tax revenue. 6 This fact partly explains why the residual category ‘other taxes’ is substantially lower in Denmark than in other parts of the world.

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