Netherlands: Tax preparation time

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 Netherlands

Tax preparation time, in hours

 Latest value 119
 Year 2019
 Measure hours
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 149
 Min - Max 119 - 250
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 2005 to 2019. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 149 hours with a minimum of 119 hours in 2016 and a maximum of 250 hours in 2005. The latest value from 2019 is 119 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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Netherlands - 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 25.09 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 253.26 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -0.30 2023 percent
 Government debt 46.50 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 65.30 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 3.04 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 24.35 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 41.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 119 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 28.01 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.01 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 31.35 2021 percent
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