USA: Tax preparation time

(measure: hours; source: The World Bank (doing business survey))

USA: Tax preparation time, in hours

: For that indicator, The World Bank (doing business survey) provides data for the USA from 2005 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 216.5 hours with a minumum of 175 hours in 2012 and a maximum of 325 hours in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.