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Tax preparation time, in hours, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 185 countries was 234 hours.The highest value was in Brazil: 1501 hours and the lowest value was in Bahrain: 23 hours. The indicator is available from 2005 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: hours; Source: The World Bank (doing business survey)
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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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