* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

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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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
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375.3
750.5
1125.8
1501



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.
Tax preparation time in Europe
Tax preparation time in Asia
Tax preparation time in Africa
Tax preparation time in North America
Tax preparation time in South America
Tax preparation time in Australia
Tax preparation time in the European union
Tax preparation time in Sub Sahara Africa
Tax preparation time in MENA
Tax preparation time in South East Asia
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