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

The average for 2019 was 235 hours.The highest value was in Brazil: 1501 hours and the lowest value was in Bahrain: 23 hours. 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.
Tax preparation time in the European union
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
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