(measure: hours; Source: The World Bank (doing business survey))
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Germany: Tax preparation time, in hours, 2005 - 2019:
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Germany during that period was 210 hours with a minimum of 196 hours in 2005 and a maximum of 221 hours in 2011.
The latest value from 2019 is 218 hours. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 185
countries is 235 hours.
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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.