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Economy > Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Index ranking: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Doing Business records the tax that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as measures of the administrative burden in paying taxes. Taxes are measured at all levels of government and include the corporate income tax, the personal income tax withheld by the company, the value added tax or sales tax, property taxes, property transfer taxes, the dividend tax, the capital gains tax, the financial transactions tax, waste collection taxes and vehicle and road taxes. To measure the tax paid by a standardized business and the complexity of a country’s tax law, a case study is prepared with a set of financial statements and assumptions about transactions made over the year. Experts in each country compute the taxes owed for their jurisdiction based on the standardized case facts. Information on the frequency of filing, audits and other costs of compliance is also compiled. The project is developed and implemented in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belarus 154 2005
2 Mauritania 153 2005
3 Congo, Republic of the 152 2005
4 Ukraine 151 2005
5 Central African Republic 150 2005
6 Algeria 149 2005
7 Colombia 148 2005
8 Armenia 147 2005
9 Bolivia 146 2005
10 Venezuela 145 2005
11 Uruguay 144 2005
12 Argentina 143 2005
13 Cameroon 142 2005
14 Jamaica 141 2005
15 Brazil 140 2005
16 Guinea 139 2005
17 Malawi 138 2005
18 Senegal 137 2005
19 Benin 136 2005
20 Kyrgyzstan 135 2005
21 Uzbekistan 134 2005
22 Peru 133 2005
23 Albania 132 2005
24 Georgia 131 2005
25 Nicaragua 130 2005
26 Costa Rica 129 2005
27 Democratic Republic of the Congo 128 2005
28 Pakistan 127 2005
29 Morocco 126 2005
30 Guatemala 125 2005
31 Dominican Republic 124 2005
32 Cote d'Ivoire 123 2005
33 Togo 122 2005
34 Madagascar 121 2005
35 Netherlands 120 2005
36 China 119 2005
37 Indonesia 118 2005
38 Sri Lanka 117 2005
39 Romania 116 2005
40 Sierra Leone 115 2005
41 Tanzania 114 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 113.89 2005
42 Honduras 113 2005
43 Yemen 112 2005
44 Burundi 111 2005
45 Azerbaijan 110 2005
46 Zimbabwe 109 2005
47 Mali 108 2005
48 Vietnam 107 2005
49 Poland 106 2005
50 Niger 105 2005
51 Chad 104 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 103.83 2005
52 India 103 2005
53 Italy 102 2005
54 Mongolia 101 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 100.65 2005
55 Kenya 100 2005
56 Rwanda 99 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 98.69 2005
57 Hungary 98 2005
58 Israel 97 2005
59 West Bank 96 2005
60 Mexico 95 2005
61 Burkina Faso 94 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 94 2005
62 Panama 93 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 92.19 2005
63 Bangladesh 92 2005
64 Nigeria 91 2005
65 Ghana 90 2005
66 Moldova 89 2005
67 Mozambique 88 2005
68 Egypt 87 2005
69 Ecuador 86 2005
70 Croatia 85 2005
71 South Africa 84 2005
72 Latvia 83 2005
73 El Salvador 82 2005
74 United Kingdom 81 2005
75 Philippines 80 2005
76 Angola 79 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 78.55 2005
77 Bulgaria 78 2005
78 Slovenia 77 2005
79 Eritrea 76 2005
South Asia average (profile) 75.6 2005
80 Haiti 75 2005
81 Serbia and Montenegro 74 2005
82 Sao Tome and Principe 73 2005
83 Austria 72 2005
84 Paraguay 71 2005
85 Czech Republic 70 2005
86 Slovakia 69 2005
87 Finland 68 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 67.77 2005
88 Greece 67 2005
European Union average (profile) 66.2 2005
89 Turkey 66 2005
90 Guyana 65 2005
91 Tunisia 64 2005
92 Chile 63 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 62.69 2005
93 Lesotho 62 2005
94 Denmark 61 2005
95 Papua New Guinea 60 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 59.4 2005
96 Botswana 59 2005
97 Uganda 57 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 56.56 2005
98 Iceland 56 2005
99 East Timor 55 2005
100 Germany 54 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 53.3 2005
101 Samoa 53 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 52.27 2005
102 Russia 52 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 52 2005
103 Nepal 51 2005
104 Japan 50 2005
105 Bhutan 49 2005
106 Kazakhstan 48 2005
107 Portugal 47 2005
108 Bosnia and Herzegovina 46 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 45.4 2005
109 Zambia 45 2005
110 South Korea 44 2005
111 Lebanon 43 2005
112 Syria 42 2005
113 Fiji 41 2005
114 Norway 40 2005
115 Marshall Islands 39 2005
116 Sweden 38 2005
117 Puerto Rico 37 2005
118 Laos 36 2005
119 France 35 2005
120 Thailand 34 2005
121 Belgium 33 2005
122 Taiwan 32 2005
123 Lithuania 31 2005
124 United States 30 2005
125 Vanuatu 29 2005
126 Namibia 28 2005
127 Palau 27 2005
128 Ethiopia 26 2005
129 Spain 25 2005
130 Cambodia 24 2005
131 Iran 23 2005
132 Solomon Islands 22 2005
133 Ireland 21 2005
134 Mauritius 20 2005
135 Malaysia 19 2005
136 Estonia 18 2005
137 Tonga 17 2005
138 New Zealand 16 2005
139 Jordan 15 2005
140 Australia 14 2005
141 Switzerland 13 2005
142 Canada 12 2005
143 Federated States of Micronesia 11 2005
144 Kiribati 10 2005
145 Singapore 9 2005
146 Kuwait 8 2005
147 Afghanistan 7 2005
148 United Arab Emirates 6 2005
149 Saudi Arabia 5 2005
150 Oman 4 2005
151 Iraq 3 2005
152 Hong Kong 2 2005
153 Maldives 1 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Index ranking. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Doing Business, Economy Rankings, 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Entrepreneurship/Paying-Taxes/Index-ranking

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