Belgium: Tax preparation time

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Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 136
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 142
 Min - Max 131 - 156
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Belgium during that period was 142 hours with a minimum of 131 hours in 2010 and a maximum of 156 hours in 2005. The latest value from 2019 is 136 hours. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 184 countries is 235 hours. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Tax preparation time - historical chart - 2005-2019

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.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 23.80 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 138.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.90 2022 percent
 Government debt 105.10 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 33.51 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 3.32 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 23.10 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 55.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 136 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 11 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 27.01 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.00 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 33.61 2021 percent
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