TAX AROUND THE WORLD
It turns out our tax season could be a lot worse. Single American taxpayers making the average wage gave 26 percent of their earnings to the federal government in the form of personal income tax and employee social security contributions in 2017, according to an annual report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Among OECD member countries, only five put a lower tax burden on the average wage earner. Here's a look at average incomes (in U.S. dollars) and tax burdens (income tax and social security) in other countries.