Costa Rica: Tax preparation time

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 Costa Rica

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 151
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 244
 Min - Max 151 - 402
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 244 hours with a minimum of 151 hours in 2015 and a maximum of 402 hours in 2005. The latest value from 2019 is 151 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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Costa Rica - 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.

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 Government spending, in dollars 12.87 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.20 2021 percent
 Government debt 77.67 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 1,662.21 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 14.00 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 58.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 151 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 10 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 28.47 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.29 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 17.65 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 77.87 2021 million U.S. dollars
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