The income tax threshold is the income level at which a person begins paying income taxes.1 The income tax threshold equates to the:
- Personal allowance in the UK, which was £9,440 in 2013-14 and £10,000 in 2014-15, the highest in the G7.234
- Basic allowance in Germany, which was €8,004 in 2012.
- Income tax threshold in France, which was €6,088 in 2012.
- Sum of the standard deduction and personal exemption in the US, which was $9,750 in 2012 for a single person.5
- Basic personal amount in Canada, which was C$10,822 in 2012.6
- Tax-free threshold in Australia, which was A$18,200 in 2012-13.78
- Tax-free threshold in Greece, which was €5,000 in 2012.9
- Tax-free threshold in Poland, which was €736 in 2013 (equivalent to $1,007). 10
- Minimum wage in Israel, which was ₪ 4,700 in 2012 (equivalent to $1,334).