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Tax Collection in Europe

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Tax Collection in Europe

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Tax Collection in Europe

Tax Collection in Europe

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In Eastern Europe, they take taxes out of everyone's paycheck at the same flat rate. In Western Europe, they like to tax what you buy as well as what you earn. As lawmakers in Washington discuss changes to the tax code, we look abroad to see how they do it there.

Guests:

Jeffrey Owen, head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Mart Laar, former prime minister of Estonia and member of Estonia's Parliament

Gunnar Hokmark, member of the European Parliament and Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs