India: Tax preparation time

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 India

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 252
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2013 - 2019
 Average 250
 Min - Max 216 - 275
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 2013 to 2019. The average value for India during that period was 250 hours with a minimum of 216 hours in 2017 and a maximum of 275 hours in 2018. The latest value from 2019 is 252 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.

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 Government spending, in dollars 353.60 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -9.22 2022 percent
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 Government expenditure 7,178.65 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 7.17 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 12.02 2018 percent
 Commercial tax rate 49.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 252 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 11 2019 taxes
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 Taxes on international trade 4.51 2018 percent
 Income and profits taxes 45.65 2018 percent
 Foreign aid 3,118.70 2021 million U.S. dollars
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