Ethiopia: Tax preparation time

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 Ethiopia

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 300
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 257
 Min - Max 198 - 306
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 257 hours with a minimum of 198 hours in 2007 and a maximum of 306 hours in 2012. The latest value from 2019 is 300 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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Ethiopia - Tax preparation time - recent values

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Ethiopia - 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 7.36 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 9.33 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.40 2022 percent
 Government debt 44.70 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 6.20 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 37.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 300 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 29 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.29 2020 percent
 Taxes on international trade 17.81 2020 percent
 Income and profits taxes 21.28 2020 percent
 Foreign aid 3,981.52 2021 million U.S. dollars
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