* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Number of taxes paid by businesses, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 184 countries was 23 taxes. The highest value was in Venezuela: 99 taxes and the lowest value was in Bahrain: 3 taxes. The indicator is available from 2005 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: taxes; Source: The World Bank (doing business survey)
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Number of taxes, 2019 Global rank Available data
Venezuela 99 1 2005 - 2019
Honduras 59 2 2005 - 2019
Tanzania 59 3 2005 - 2019
Ant.& Barb. 57 4 2005 - 2019
C.A. Republic 56 5 2005 - 2019
Benin 54 6 2005 - 2019
Chad 54 7 2005 - 2019
Senegal 53 8 2005 - 2019
DR Congo 52 9 2005 - 2019
Zimbabwe 51 10 2005 - 2019
Gabon 50 11 2005 - 2019
R. of Congo 50 12 2005 - 2019
Gambia 49 13 2005 - 2019
Togo 49 14 2005 - 2019
Nigeria 48 15 2013 - 2019
Haiti 47 16 2005 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 46 17 2005 - 2019
G.-Bissau 46 18 2005 - 2019
Nepal 46 19 2005 - 2019
S.T.&Principe 46 20 2005 - 2019
Burkina Faso 45 21 2005 - 2019
Papua N.G. 45 22 2005 - 2019
Cameroon 44 23 2005 - 2019
Yemen 44 24 2005 - 2019
Nicaragua 43 25 2005 - 2019
Bolivia 42 26 2005 - 2019
Grenada 42 27 2005 - 2019
Sudan 42 28 2005 - 2019
Niger 41 29 2005 - 2019
Cambodia 40 30 2005 - 2019
Tr.&Tobago 39 31 2005 - 2019
Fiji 38 32 2005 - 2019
Dominica 37 33 2005 - 2019
Mozambique 37 34 2005 - 2019
Samoa 37 35 2005 - 2019
Ghana 36 36 2005 - 2019
Panama 36 37 2005 - 2019
St. Vincent & ... 36 38 2005 - 2019
Sri Lanka 36 39 2005 - 2019
Albania 35 40 2005 - 2019
Djibouti 35 41 2005 - 2019
Guyana 35 42 2005 - 2019
Laos 35 43 2005 - 2019
Malawi 35 44 2005 - 2019
Mali 35 45 2005 - 2019
Saint Lucia 35 46 2005 - 2019
Botswana 34 47 2005 - 2019
Liechtenstein 34 48 2018 - 2019
Pakistan 34 49 2013 - 2019
Sierra Leone 34 50 2005 - 2019
Solomon Isl. 34 51 2005 - 2019
Bangladesh 33 52 2013 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 33 53 2005 - 2019
Comoros 33 54 2005 - 2019
Guinea 33 55 2005 - 2019
Liberia 33 56 2006 - 2019
Mauritania 33 57 2005 - 2019
Serbia 33 58 2005 - 2019
Swaziland 33 59 2005 - 2019
Lesotho 32 60 2005 - 2019
Angola 31 61 2005 - 2019
Burma 31 62 2012 - 2019
Uganda 31 63 2005 - 2019
Vanuatu 31 64 2005 - 2019
Cape Verde 30 65 2005 - 2019
Eritrea 30 66 2005 - 2019
Suriname 30 67 2005 - 2019
Tonga 30 68 2005 - 2019
Belize 29 69 2005 - 2019
Ethiopia 29 70 2005 - 2019
Seychelles 29 71 2005 - 2019
Barbados 28 72 2011 - 2019
Palestine 28 73 2005 - 2019
Algeria 27 74 2005 - 2019
Egypt 27 75 2005 - 2019
Namibia 27 76 2005 - 2019
Indonesia 26 77 2013 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 26 78 2005 - 2019
Ivory Coast 25 79 2005 - 2019
Burundi 24 80 2005 - 2019
Kenya 24 81 2005 - 2019
Luxembourg 23 82 2006 - 2019
Madagascar 23 83 2005 - 2019
Iceland 21 84 2005 - 2019
Micronesia 21 85 2005 - 2019
Thailand 21 86 2005 - 2019
Bahamas 20 87 2007 - 2019
Iran 20 88 2005 - 2019
Lebanon 20 89 2005 - 2019
Syria 20 90 2005 - 2019
Uruguay 20 91 2005 - 2019
Afghanistan 19 92 2005 - 2019
Japan 19 93 2013 - 2019
Libya 19 94 2012 - 2019
Mongolia 19 95 2005 - 2019
Paraguay 19 96 2005 - 2019
Switzerland 19 97 2005 - 2019
Bhutan 18 98 2005 - 2019
Montenegro 18 99 2006 - 2019
San Marino 18 100 2012 - 2019
Maldives 17 101 2005 - 2019
Cyprus 16 102 2008 - 2019
Puerto Rico 16 103 2005 - 2019
Armenia 15 104 2005 - 2019
Iraq 15 105 2005 - 2019
Oman 15 106 2005 - 2019
Bulgaria 14 107 2005 - 2019
Italy 14 108 2005 - 2019
Romania 14 109 2005 - 2019
Philippines 13 110 2005 - 2019
Austria 12 111 2005 - 2019
Croatia 12 112 2005 - 2019
Kuwait 12 113 2005 - 2019
South Korea 12 114 2005 - 2019
Australia 11 115 2005 - 2019
Belgium 11 116 2005 - 2019
Hungary 11 117 2005 - 2019
India 11 118 2013 - 2019
Jamaica 11 119 2005 - 2019
Kiribati 11 120 2005 - 2019
Palau 11 121 2005 - 2019
USA 11 122 2013 - 2019
Zambia 11 123 2005 - 2019
Brazil 10 124 2013 - 2019
Colombia 10 125 2005 - 2019
Costa Rica 10 126 2005 - 2019
Denmark 10 127 2005 - 2019
Kazakhstan 10 128 2005 - 2019
Lithuania 10 129 2005 - 2019
Moldova 10 130 2005 - 2019
Slovenia 10 131 2005 - 2019
Turkey 10 132 2005 - 2019
Argentina 9 133 2005 - 2019
Azerbaijan 9 134 2005 - 2019
France 9 135 2005 - 2019
Germany 9 136 2005 - 2019
Ireland 9 137 2005 - 2019
Jordan 9 138 2005 - 2019
Malaysia 9 139 2005 - 2019
Netherlands 9 140 2005 - 2019
Russia 9 141 2013 - 2019
Rwanda 9 142 2005 - 2019
Spain 9 143 2005 - 2019
UK 9 144 2005 - 2019
Uzbekistan 9 145 2005 - 2019
Canada 8 146 2005 - 2019
Czechia 8 147 2005 - 2019
Ecuador 8 148 2005 - 2019
Estonia 8 149 2005 - 2019
Finland 8 150 2005 - 2019
Greece 8 151 2005 - 2019
Guatemala 8 152 2005 - 2019
Malta 8 153 2011 - 2019
Mauritius 8 154 2005 - 2019
Peru 8 155 2005 - 2019
Portugal 8 156 2005 - 2019
Slovakia 8 157 2005 - 2019
Tunisia 8 158 2005 - 2019
Belarus 7 159 2005 - 2019
Chile 7 160 2005 - 2019
China 7 161 2013 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 7 162 2005 - 2019
El Salvador 7 163 2005 - 2019
Latvia 7 164 2005 - 2019
New Zealand 7 165 2005 - 2019
North Macedonia 7 166 2005 - 2019
Poland 7 167 2005 - 2019
South Africa 7 168 2005 - 2019
Tajikistan 7 169 2005 - 2019
Israel 6 170 2005 - 2019
Mexico 6 171 2013 - 2019
Morocco 6 172 2005 - 2019
Sweden 6 173 2005 - 2019
Vietnam 6 174 2005 - 2019
Brunei 5 175 2006 - 2019
Georgia 5 176 2005 - 2019
Norway 5 177 2005 - 2019
Singapore 5 178 2005 - 2019
Ukraine 5 179 2005 - 2019
UA Emirates 5 180 2005 - 2019
Qatar 4 181 2007 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 4 182 2005 - 2019
Bahrain 3 183 2007 - 2019
Hong Kong 3 184 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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