Japan: Tax preparation time

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 Japan

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 129
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2013 - 2019
 Average 157
 Min - Max 129 - 199
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 2013 to 2019. The average value for Japan during that period was 157 hours with a minimum of 129 hours in 2016 and a maximum of 199 hours in 2013. The latest value from 2019 is 129 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 21.60 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 918.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.20 2018 percent
 Government debt 238.70 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 28,717.90 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 0.77 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 11.38 1993 percent
 Commercial tax rate 46.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 129 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 19 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 14.45 1993 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.21 1993 percent
 Income and profits taxes 35.02 1993 percent
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