Ghana: Commercial tax rate

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 Ghana

Tax rate, percent of commercial profits

 Latest value 55.40
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 34.65
 Min - Max 31.90 - 55.40
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Ghana from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Ghana during that period was 34.65 percent with a minimum of 31.9 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 55.4 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 55.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 184 countries is 40.53 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Ghana - Commercial tax rate - Recent values chart

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Ghana - Commercial tax rate - historical chart - 2005-2019




Definition: Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Taxes withheld (such as personal income tax) or collected and remitted to tax authorities (such as value added taxes, sales taxes or goods and service taxes) are excluded.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 6.70 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 4.94 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -9.30 2022 percent
 Government debt 93.26 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 12.16 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 11.34 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 55.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 226 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 36 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 32.27 2020 percent
 Taxes on international trade 10.00 2020 percent
 Income and profits taxes 43.03 2020 percent
 Foreign aid 1,227.42 2021 million U.S. dollars
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