Nordic countries rank among the highest in the world in terms of income per capita, as well as most other economic and social outcomes.
The tax-to-GDP ratio and the tax rates on income are much higher in the Nordics than elsewhere in the world.
Many people questions, how Scandinavian countries can impose very high tax rates and still perform strongly on measures of tax compliance and real activity.
The ability to collect taxes is central to a country’s capacity to finance social services such as health and education, critical infrastructure such as electricity and roads, and other public services.
Many citizens in the Nordic countries trust their government transparency authorities and impartial institutions, while the governments also trust their population to do what is right, and pay taxes.
We have helped scholars, educators and students alike with interest in understanding how taxation systems successfully work in the Nordic countries to come here and deepen their knowledge.