China: Tax preparation time

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 China

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 138
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2013 - 2019
 Average 232
 Min - Max 138 - 318
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 2013 to 2019. The average value for China during that period was 232 hours with a minimum of 138 hours in 2019 and a maximum of 318 hours in 2013. The latest value from 2019 is 138 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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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 16.01 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 2,875.44 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.70 2022 percent
 Government debt 83.64 2023 percent
 Long-term government bond yield 2.68 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 7.97 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 59.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 138 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 7 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 31.23 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.67 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 20.39 2021 percent
 Foreign aid -565.36 2021 million U.S. dollars
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