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Economy > Tax > Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time to prepare and pay taxes is the time, in hours per year, it takes to prepare, file, and pay (or withhold) three major types of taxes: the corporate income tax, the value added or sales tax, and labor taxes, including payroll taxes and social security contributions.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Brazil 2,600 2009
2 Bolivia 1,080 2009
3 Vietnam 1,050 2009
4 Nigeria 938 2009
5 Belarus 900 2009
6 Venezuela 864 2009
7 Ukraine 736 2009
8 Chad 732 2009
9 Mauritania 696 2009
10 Senegal 666 2009
11 Cameroon 654 2009
12 Bulgaria 616 2009
13 Czech Republic 613 2009
14 Congo, Republic of the 606 2009
15 Ecuador 600 2009
16 Armenia 581 2009
17 Pakistan 560 2009
18 Mexico 517 2009
=19 Central African Republic 504 2009
=19 China 504 2009
21 Equatorial Guinea 492 2009
22 Gabon 488 2009
23 Panama 482 2009
24 Argentina 453 2009
25 Algeria 451 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 449.48 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 443.64 2009
26 Sao Tome and Principe 424 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 422.76 2009
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina 422 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 420.26 2009
28 Kenya 417 2009
29 Guinea 416 2009
30 Jamaica 414 2009
31 Poland 395 2009
failed states average (profile) 394.85 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 393.71 2009
32 Georgia 387 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 382.84 2009
33 Peru 380 2009
=34 The Gambia 376 2009
=34 Azerbaijan 376 2009
36 Namibia 375 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 371.97 2009
37 Albania 368 2009
38 Laos 362 2009
39 Morocco 358 2009
40 Sierra Leone 357 2009
41 Japan 355 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 354 2009
42 Guatemala 344 2009
43 Nepal 338 2009
South Asia average (profile) 336.4 2009
=44 Syria 336 2009
=44 Uruguay 336 2009
46 Hungary 330 2009
=47 Portugal 328 2009
=47 Paraguay 328 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 327.92 2009
=49 Dominican Republic 324 2009
=49 Lesotho 324 2009
=51 El Salvador 320 2009
=51 Russia 320 2009
53 Chile 316 2009
54 Italy 314 2009
55 Iraq 312 2009
56 Democratic Republic of the Congo 308 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 302.82 2009
57 Bangladesh 302 2009
58 Guyana 288 2009
59 Costa Rica 282 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 280.18 2009
=60 Serbia and Montenegro 279 2009
=60 Latvia 279 2009
62 East Timor 276 2009
Europe average (profile) 275.43 2009
63 Afghanistan 275 2009
64 Bhutan 274 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 273.32 2009
=65 India 271 2009
=65 Kazakhstan 271 2009
=67 Burkina Faso 270 2009
=67 Zimbabwe 270 2009
=67 Cote d'Ivoire 270 2009
=67 Benin 270 2009
=67 Togo 270 2009
=67 Mali 270 2009
=67 Niger 270 2009
74 Indonesia 266 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 264.83 2009
75 Thailand 264 2009
76 Slovenia 260 2009
77 Slovakia 257 2009
78 Sri Lanka 256 2009
79 Finland 243 2009
80 Nicaragua 240 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 235.67 2009
81 European Union 230.38 2009
=82 Israel 230 2009
=82 Mozambique 230 2009
European Union average (profile) 229.11 2009
=84 Moldova 228 2009
=84 Tunisia 228 2009
=86 Tajikistan 224 2009
=86 Greece 224 2009
=86 Ghana 224 2009
=86 Samoa 224 2009
=86 Honduras 224 2009
91 Turkey 223 2009
92 Puerto Rico 218 2009
93 Eritrea 216 2009
94 Spain 213 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 210.71 2009
95 Trinidad and Tobago 210 2009
=96 Colombia 208 2009
=96 Guinea-Bissau 208 2009
98 Antigua and Barbuda 207 2009
99 Uzbekistan 205 2009
=100 Romania 202 2009
=100 Kyrgyzstan 202 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 201.86 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 201.47 2009
102 Madagascar 201 2009
103 South Africa 200 2009
104 Suriname 199 2009
105 Ethiopia 198 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 197.21 2009
=106 Croatia 196 2009
=106 Germany 196 2009
108 Philippines 195 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 194.18 2009
109 Papua New Guinea 194 2009
=110 New Zealand 192 2009
=110 Mongolia 192 2009
112 United States 187 2009
113 Cape Verde 186 2009
=114 Lebanon 180 2009
=114 Sudan 180 2009
116 Cambodia 173 2009
117 Tanzania 172 2009
118 Austria 170 2009
119 Lithuania 166 2009
=120 Netherlands 164 2009
=120 Tonga 164 2009
=122 Mauritius 161 2009
=122 Uganda 161 2009
=124 Rwanda 160 2009
=124 Haiti 160 2009
126 Liberia 158 2009
127 Malawi 157 2009
128 Belgium 156 2009
129 Saint Kitts and Nevis 155 2009
130 Fiji 150 2009
131 Cyprus 149 2009
132 Belize 147 2009
133 Malaysia 145 2009
134 Brunei 144 2009
=135 Botswana 140 2009
=135 Grenada 140 2009
=135 Burundi 140 2009
=135 Iceland 140 2009
139 Denmark 135 2009
=140 France 132 2009
=140 Zambia 132 2009
=142 Palau 128 2009
=142 Marshall Islands 128 2009
144 Sweden 122 2009
=145 Dominica 120 2009
=145 Vanuatu 120 2009
=145 Kiribati 120 2009
148 Canada 119 2009
149 Kuwait 118 2009
150 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 117 2009
151 United Kingdom 110 2009
152 Australia 107 2009
153 Swaziland 104 2009
154 Jordan 101 2009
155 Comoros 100 2009
156 Saint Lucia 92 2009
157 Norway 87 2009
158 Singapore 84 2009
159 Estonia 81 2009
160 Solomon Islands 80 2009
161 Saudi Arabia 79 2009
=162 Ireland 76 2009
=162 Seychelles 76 2009
164 Djibouti 66 2009
165 Switzerland 63 2009
166 Oman 62 2009
167 Luxembourg 59 2009
168 The Bahamas 58 2009
=169 Bahrain 36 2009
=169 Qatar 36 2009
171 United Arab Emirates 12 2009
172 Maldives 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Tax > Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Tax/Time-to-prepare-and-pay-taxes/Hours

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