Who pays the most income tax in the world?

4. Netherlands Highest income tax rate: 52%  Average 2010 income: $57,000   Holland's highest tax rate of 52 percent is much higher than the regional average of 45.7 percent in Western Europe.   The country’s top marginal tax rate kicks in at about $74,500 of taxable income. Annual property taxes generally range between $470 and $800. Other notable taxes include a capital gains tax of 25 percent, a land transfer tax of 6 percent and an inheritance tax that varies between 10 percent and 40 percent.   The Netherlands, which has been in recession since July, announced a budget deal in April for 2013 that will freeze the incomes of civil servants for two years to save the government $3 billion by the end of 2013. Tax deductions for employee travel between work and home will also be reduced to save $1.58 billion, along with the raising of retirement age from 65 to 67 to grapple with the country’s ballooning pension bill. Dutch government figures estimate that the overall effect of the tax increases and pay freeze will reduce consumer spending by 3 percent in 2013.   Pictured: Amsterdam  Photo: fotosol fotosol | Getty Images

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Rising public debt and elections in Europe and the U.S. have again raised the issue of taxes, one that's always hotly debated. Canadians, for example, are fond of moaning over their tax rate, which they regard as one of the highest in the world." But is it true? Click through to find out the 10 countries with the highest tax rates, according to the accounting firm KPMG.

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