Sri Lanka: Number of taxes

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 Sri Lanka

Number of taxes paid by businesses

 Latest value 36
 Year 2019
 Measure taxes
 Data availability 2005 - 2019
 Average 54
 Min - Max 36 - 71
 Source The World Bank (doing business survey)
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 54 taxes with a minimum of 36 taxes in 2018 and a maximum of 71 taxes in 2010. The latest value from 2019 is 36 taxes. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 184 countries is 23 taxes. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sri Lanka - Number of taxes - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Number of taxes - historical chart - 2005-2019




Definition: Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent.


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 Government spending, percent of GDP 7.15 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.32 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -10.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 113.80 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 476.04 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 7.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 55.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 129 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 36 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 43.93 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 24.10 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.54 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 153.96 2021 million U.S. dollars
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