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Tax rate, percent of commercial profits, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 18 countries was 32.79 percent. The highest value was in Algeria: 66.1 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 11.3 percent. The indicator is available from 2005 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank (doing business survey)
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Countries Commercial tax rate, 2019 Global rank Available data
Algeria 66.1 1 2005 - 2019
Tunisia 60.7 2 2005 - 2019
Morocco 45.8 3 2005 - 2019
Iran 44.7 4 2005 - 2019
Egypt 44.4 5 2005 - 2019
Syria 42.7 6 2005 - 2019
Djibouti 37.9 7 2005 - 2019
Libya 32.6 8 2012 - 2019
Lebanon 32.2 9 2005 - 2019
Iraq 30.8 10 2005 - 2019
Jordan 28.6 11 2005 - 2019
Oman 27.4 12 2005 - 2019
Yemen 26.6 13 2005 - 2019
UA Emirates 15.9 14 2005 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 15.7 15 2005 - 2019
Bahrain 13.8 16 2007 - 2019
Kuwait 13 17 2005 - 2019
Qatar 11.3 18 2007 - 2019



Definition: Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Taxes withheld (such as personal income tax) or collected and remitted to tax authorities (such as value added taxes, sales taxes or goods and service taxes) are excluded.
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