Malaysia: Tax preparation time

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 Malaysia

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 174
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 156
 Min - Max 118 - 190
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 156 hours with a minimum of 118 hours in 2015 and a maximum of 190 hours in 2005. The latest value from 2019 is 174 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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Malaysia - Tax preparation time - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - 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.

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 Government spending, in dollars 48.15 2023 billion U.S. dollars
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 Tax revenue 11.21 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 38.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 174 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 19.35 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.01 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 50.67 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 14.37 2021 million U.S. dollars
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