Canada: Tax preparation time

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 Canada

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 131
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 127
 Min - Max 119 - 131
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Canada during that period was 127 hours with a minimum of 119 hours in 2005 and a maximum of 131 hours in 2010. The latest value from 2019 is 131 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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Canada - Tax preparation time - Recent values chart

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Canada - 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 20.69 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 448.85 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.60 2022 percent
 Government debt 107.13 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 152.09 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 3.82 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 12.83 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 24.50 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 131 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 8 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 14.07 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.26 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 55.09 2022 percent
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