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Government > 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 hours 2006
2 Ukraine 2,185 hours 2006
3 Cameroon 1,300 hours 2006
4 Belarus 1,188 hours 2006
=5 Nigeria 1,120 hours 2006
=5 Armenia 1,120 hours 2006
7 Bolivia 1,080 hours 2006
8 Vietnam 1,050 hours 2006
9 Azerbaijan 1,000 hours 2006
10 Czech Republic 930 hours 2006
11 Malawi 878 hours 2006
12 China 872 hours 2006
13 Venezuela 864 hours 2006
=14 Senegal 696 hours 2006
=14 Mauritania 696 hours 2006
16 East Timor 640 hours 2006
17 Bulgaria 616 hours 2006
18 Argentina 615 hours 2006
19 Spain 602 hours 2006
20 Ecuador 600 hours 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 576.29 hours 2006
=21 Congo, Republic of the 576 hours 2006
=21 Indonesia 576 hours 2006
=23 Panama 560 hours 2006
=23 Pakistan 560 hours 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 553.14 hours 2006
25 Mexico 552 hours 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 541.08 hours 2006
26 Egypt 536 hours 2006
27 Antigua and Barbuda 528 hours 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 525.86 hours 2006
=28 Central African Republic 504 hours 2006
=28 Algeria 504 hours 2006
30 Morocco 468 hours 2006
31 Colombia 456 hours 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 435.74 hours 2006
=32 Kenya 432 hours 2006
=32 Chile 432 hours 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 425.69 hours 2006
=34 Sao Tome and Principe 424 hours 2006
=34 Peru 424 hours 2006
=34 Honduras 424 hours 2006
37 Georgia 423 hours 2006
38 Guinea 416 hours 2006
39 Jamaica 414 hours 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 410.32 hours 2006
40 Nepal 408 hours 2006
41 Costa Rica 402 hours 2006
42 Bangladesh 400 hours 2006
43 Sierra Leone 399 hours 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 396.56 hours 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 382.76 hours 2006
44 The Gambia 376 hours 2006
45 Saint Kitts and Nevis 368 hours 2006
46 Italy 360 hours 2006
South Asia average (profile) 354.6 hours 2006
47 Lesotho 352 hours 2006
failed states average (profile) 350.21 hours 2006
=48 South Africa 350 hours 2006
=48 Japan 350 hours 2006
50 Slovakia 344 hours 2006
51 Syria 336 hours 2006
=52 Portugal 328 hours 2006
=52 Paraguay 328 hours 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 327.95 hours 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 325.89 hours 2006
54 United States 325 hours 2006
55 Latvia 320 hours 2006
=56 Iraq 312 hours 2006
=56 Democratic Republic of the Congo 312 hours 2006
=58 Madagascar 304 hours 2006
=58 Hungary 304 hours 2006
=58 Ghana 304 hours 2006
61 Uruguay 300 hours 2006
62 Guatemala 294 hours 2006
63 Iran 292 hours 2006
64 South Korea 290 hours 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 288.45 hours 2006
65 Guyana 288 hours 2006
66 Afghanistan 275 hours 2006
67 Bhutan 274 hours 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 272.27 hours 2006
=68 Slovenia 272 hours 2006
=68 Gabon 272 hours 2006
=68 Angola 272 hours 2006
=68 Austria 272 hours 2006
=72 Burkina Faso 270 hours 2006
=72 Cote d'Ivoire 270 hours 2006
=72 Benin 270 hours 2006
=72 Togo 270 hours 2006
=72 Mali 270 hours 2006
=72 Niger 270 hours 2006
European Union average (profile) 269.28 hours 2006
78 Tunisia 268 hours 2006
=79 Finland 264 hours 2006
=79 India 264 hours 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 263 hours 2006
=81 Russia 256 hours 2006
=81 Sri Lanka 256 hours 2006
83 Turkey 254 hours 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 252.6 hours 2006
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 252.52 hours 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 250.33 hours 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 250.1 hours 2006
=84 Netherlands 250 hours 2006
=84 Moldova 250 hours 2006
=86 Tanzania 248 hours 2006
=86 Yemen 248 hours 2006
=88 Albania 240 hours 2006
=88 Nicaragua 240 hours 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 238.3 hours 2006
90 Uganda 237 hours 2006
91 Mozambique 230 hours 2006
92 Israel 225 hours 2006
=93 Tajikistan 224 hours 2006
=93 El Salvador 224 hours 2006
=93 Samoa 224 hours 2006
=96 Zimbabwe 216 hours 2006
=96 Eritrea 216 hours 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 213.14 hours 2006
=98 Ethiopia 212 hours 2006
=98 Equatorial Guinea 212 hours 2006
=100 Lebanon 208 hours 2006
=100 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 208 hours 2006
=100 Guinea-Bissau 208 hours 2006
=103 Greece 204 hours 2006
=103 Mongolia 204 hours 2006
=103 Kyrgyzstan 204 hours 2006
=106 Suriname 198 hours 2006
=106 Papua New Guinea 198 hours 2006
=106 Romania 198 hours 2006
109 Croatia 196 hours 2006
110 Malaysia 190 hours 2006
=111 Sudan 180 hours 2006
=111 Laos 180 hours 2006
113 Dominican Republic 178 hours 2006
114 Poland 175 hours 2006
115 Rwanda 168 hours 2006
116 Tonga 164 hours 2006
117 Lithuania 162 hours 2006
=118 Belgium 160 hours 2006
=118 Haiti 160 hours 2006
120 Mauritius 158 hours 2006
121 Kazakhstan 156 hours 2006
122 Uzbekistan 152 hours 2006
123 Fiji 145 hours 2006
=124 Botswana 140 hours 2006
=124 Puerto Rico 140 hours 2006
=124 Grenada 140 hours 2006
=124 Burundi 140 hours 2006
=124 Iceland 140 hours 2006
129 Denmark 135 hours 2006
130 Zambia 131 hours 2006
=131 France 128 hours 2006
=131 Palau 128 hours 2006
=131 Federated States of Micronesia 128 hours 2006
=131 Marshall Islands 128 hours 2006
=135 Sweden 122 hours 2006
=135 Chad 122 hours 2006
137 Cambodia 121 hours 2006
=138 Vanuatu 120 hours 2006
=138 Kiribati 120 hours 2006
140 Canada 119 hours 2006
141 Kuwait 118 hours 2006
=142 Trinidad and Tobago 114 hours 2006
=142 Djibouti 114 hours 2006
144 Belize 108 hours 2006
145 Australia 107 hours 2006
=146 United Kingdom 105 hours 2006
=146 Germany 105 hours 2006
=148 Swaziland 104 hours 2006
=148 Thailand 104 hours 2006
=148 Estonia 104 hours 2006
151 Jordan 101 hours 2006
=152 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100 hours 2006
=152 Cape Verde 100 hours 2006
=152 Comoros 100 hours 2006
155 Philippines 94 hours 2006
156 Norway 87 hours 2006
=157 Hong Kong 80 hours 2006
=157 Solomon Islands 80 hours 2006
=159 Ireland 76 hours 2006
=159 Seychelles 76 hours 2006
161 Saudi Arabia 75 hours 2006
162 New Zealand 70 hours 2006
163 Switzerland 68 hours 2006
164 Dominica 65 hours 2006
165 Oman 52 hours 2006
166 Saint Lucia 41 hours 2006
167 Singapore 30 hours 2006
168 United Arab Emirates 12 hours 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Time-to-prepare-and-pay-taxes/Hours

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