Doing Business, paying taxes, time

hours per year, 2006–2017

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Brazil 2,600.00
    2. Ukraine 2,079.00
    3. Nigeria 1,120.00
    4. Bolivia 1,080.00
    5. Vietnam 1,050.00
    6. Belarus 986.50
    7. Czech Republic 866.00
    8. Venezuela 864.00
    9. China 832.00
    10. Azerbaijan 756.00
    11. Chad 732.00
    12. Senegal 696.00
    13. Mauritania 696.00
    14. Laos 672.00
    15. Cameroon 654.00
    16. Timor Leste 640.00
    17. Congo (Brazzaville) 606.00
    18. Ecuador 600.00
    19. Bulgaria 598.00
    20. Armenia 572.00
    21. Lesotho 564.00
    22. Mexico 560.00
    23. Panama 560.00
    24. Indonesia 560.00
    25. Pakistan 560.00
    26. Egypt 504.00
    27. Central African Republic 504.00
    28. Equatorial Guinea 492.00
    29. Gabon 488.00
    30. Colombia 456.00
    31. Argentina 453.00
    32. Algeria 451.00
    33. Georgia 448.00
    34. Russia 448.00
    35. Honduras 424.00
    36. Saint Thomas and Principe 424.00
    37. Peru 424.00
    38. Poland 420.00
    39. Guinea 416.00
    40. Nepal 408.00
    41. Costa Rica 402.00
    42. Madagascar 400.00
    43. Bangladesh 400.00
    44. Kenya 384.00
    45. Sierra Leone 383.00
    46. Gambia 376.00
    47. Malawi 370.00
    48. Bosnia and Herzegovina 368.00
    49. Albania 364.00
    50. Morocco 358.00
    51. South Africa 346.00
    52. Iran 344.00
    53. Guatemala 344.00
    54. Hungary 340.00
    55. Taiwan 340.00
    56. Italy 340.00
    57. Namibia 339.00
    58. Syria 336.00
    59. Portugal 328.00
    60. Paraguay 328.00
    61. Slovakia 325.00
    62. United States 325.00
    63. Jamaica 324.00
    64. El Salvador 320.00
    65. Chile 316.00
    66. Japan 315.00
    67. Iraq 312.00
    68. Congo (Kinshasa) 308.00
    69. Ghana 304.00
    70. Uruguay 304.00
    71. Spain 298.00
    72. Tajikistan 296.00
    73. South Korea 290.00
    74. Guyana 288.00
    75. Angola 284.00
    76. Latvia 280.00
    77. Serbia 279.00
    78. Afghanistan 275.00
    79. Ivory Coast 270.00
    80. Mali 270.00
    81. Burkina Faso 270.00
    82. Benin 270.00
    83. Niger 270.00
    84. Togo 270.00
    85. Finland 269.00
    86. Sri Lanka 268.00
    87. Tunisia 268.00
    88. India 264.00
    89. Greece 264.00
    90. Thailand 264.00
    91. Kazakhstan 261.00
    92. Slovenia 260.00
    93. Turkey 254.00
    94. Netherlands 250.00
    95. Yemen 248.00
    96. Nicaragua 240.00
    97. Uganda 237.00
    98. Moldova 234.00
    99. Dominican Republic 232.00
    100. Croatia 232.00
    101. Israel 230.00
    102. Mozambique 230.00
    103. Samoa 224.00
    104. Kyrgyzstan 222.00
    105. Eritrea 216.00
    106. Zimbabwe 216.00
    107. Ethiopia 212.00
    108. Trinidad and Tobago 210.00
    109. Guinea Bissau 208.00
    110. Fiji 206.00
    111. Papua New Guinea 205.50
    112. Mongolia 204.00
    113. Suriname 199.00
    114. Germany 196.00
    115. Uzbekistan 196.00
    116. Philippines 195.00
    117. Romania 192.00
    118. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 192.00
    119. Malaysia 190.00
    120. Cape Verde 186.00
    121. Haiti 184.00
    122. Antigua and Barbuda 184.00
    123. Zambia 183.00
    124. Sudan 180.00
    125. Lebanon 180.00
    126. Tanzania 172.00
    127. Saint Kitts and Nevis 172.00
    128. New Zealand 172.00
    129. Austria 170.00
    130. West Bank and Gaza 170.00
    131. Rwanda 168.00
    132. Lithuania 166.00
    133. Tonga 164.00
    134. Mauritius 161.00
    135. Belgium 156.00
    136. Dominica 147.00
    137. Belize 147.00
    138. Grenada 140.00
    139. Burundi 140.00
    140. Botswana 140.00
    141. Puerto Rico 140.00
    142. Iceland 140.00
    143. Cambodia 137.00
    144. Jordan 136.00
    145. Denmark 135.00
    146. France 132.00
    147. Palau 128.00
    148. Marshall Islands 128.00
    149. Micronesia 128.00
    150. Sweden 122.00
    151. Kiribati 120.00
    152. Vanuatu 120.00
    153. Canada 119.00
    154. Swaziland 116.00
    155. Australia 107.00
    156. United Kingdom 105.00
    157. Comoros 100.00
    158. Kuwait 98.00
    159. Norway 87.00
    160. Bhutan 85.00
    161. Estonia 81.00
    162. Solomon Islands 80.00
    163. Hong Kong 80.00
    164. Ireland 76.00
    165. Seychelles 76.00
    166. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 76.00
    167. Saint Lucia 71.00
    168. Saudi Arabia 69.00
    169. Djibouti 66.00
    170. Switzerland 63.00
    171. Oman 52.00
    172. Singapore 49.00
    173. United Arab Emirates 12.00
    2017 Ranking
    1. Brazil 2,038.00
    2. Bolivia 1,025.00
    3. Nigeria 907.90
    4. Libya 889.00
    5. Venezuela 792.00
    6. Chad 766.00
    7. Mauritania 724.00
    8. Ecuador 664.00
    9. Cameroon 630.00
    10. Congo (Brazzaville) 602.00
    11. Vietnam 540.00
    12. Equatorial Guinea 492.00
    13. Gabon 488.00
    14. Central African Republic 483.00
    15. Bulgaria 453.00
    16. Senegal 441.00
    17. Guinea 440.00
    18. Bangladesh 435.00
    19. Saint Thomas and Principe 424.00
    20. Panama 417.00
    21. Bosnia and Herzegovina 411.00
    22. Maldives 405.50
    23. Egypt 392.00
    24. Paraguay 378.00
    25. Laos 362.00
    26. Argentina 359.00
    27. Ukraine 355.50
    28. Congo (Kinshasa) 346.00
    29. Iran 344.00
    30. Sierra Leone 343.00
    31. Nepal 339.00
    32. Syria 336.00
    33. Gambia 326.00
    34. Lesotho 324.00
    35. Dominican Republic 317.00
    36. Armenia 313.00
    37. Iraq 312.00
    38. Pakistan 311.50
    39. Ethiopia 306.00
    40. Namibia 302.00
    41. Montenegro 300.00
    42. Chile 291.00
    43. Angola 287.00
    44. Mexico 286.00
    45. Burma (Myanmar) 282.00
    46. Hungary 277.00
    47. Timor Leste 276.00
    48. Afghanistan 275.00
    49. Poland 271.00
    50. Uruguay 271.00
    51. Georgia 270.00
    52. Niger 270.00
    53. Ivory Coast 270.00
    54. Benin 270.00
    55. Mali 270.00
    56. Burkina Faso 270.00
    57. Jamaica 268.00
    58. Thailand 266.00
    59. Algeria 265.00
    60. Albania 261.00
    61. Peru 260.00
    62. China 259.00
    63. Tajikistan 258.00
    64. Guatemala 256.00
    65. Guyana 256.00
    66. Yemen 248.00
    67. El Salvador 248.00
    68. Fiji 247.00
    69. Slovenia 245.00
    70. Portugal 243.00
    71. Zimbabwe 242.00
    72. India 241.00
    73. Italy 240.00
    74. Colombia 239.00
    75. Barbados 237.00
    76. Israel 235.00
    77. Czech Republic 234.00
    78. Bahamas 233.00
    79. Burundi 232.00
    80. Serbia 225.50
    81. Kyrgyzstan 225.00
    82. Samoa 224.00
    83. Honduras 224.00
    84. Ghana 224.00
    85. Taiwan 221.00
    86. Indonesia 221.00
    87. Puerto Rico 218.00
    88. Germany 218.00
    89. Turkey 216.50
    90. Eritrea 216.00
    91. Togo 216.00
    92. Morocco 211.00
    93. South Sudan 210.00
    94. Trinidad and Tobago 210.00
    95. Guinea Bissau 208.00
    96. Antigua and Barbuda 207.00
    97. Papua New Guinea 207.00
    98. Croatia 206.00
    99. Saint Kitts and Nevis 203.00
    100. South Africa 203.00
    101. Nicaragua 201.00
    102. Tonga 200.00
    103. Mozambique 200.00
    104. Suriname 199.00
    105. Kenya 195.50
    106. Azerbaijan 195.00
    107. Tanzania 195.00
    108. Uganda 195.00
    109. Greece 193.00
    110. Uzbekistan 192.50
    111. Slovakia 192.00
    112. South Korea 188.00
    113. Philippines 185.60
    114. Zambia 185.50
    115. Haiti 184.00
    116. Madagascar 183.00
    117. Moldova 181.00
    118. Lebanon 181.00
    119. Sudan 180.00
    120. Cape Verde 180.00
    121. Sri Lanka 179.00
    122. Kazakhstan 178.00
    123. Malawi 177.50
    124. Belarus 176.00
    125. Japan 175.00
    126. United States 175.00
    127. Cambodia 173.00
    128. Lithuania 171.00
    129. Latvia 168.50
    130. Kiribati 168.00
    131. Russia 168.00
    132. Malaysia 164.00
    133. West Bank and Gaza 162.00
    134. Romania 161.00
    135. Belgium 161.00
    136. Kosovo 155.00
    137. Botswana 152.00
    138. Spain 152.00
    139. New Zealand 152.00
    140. Mauritius 152.00
    141. Costa Rica 151.00
    142. Mongolia 148.00
    143. Belize 147.00
    144. Jordan 145.00
    145. Tunisia 144.00
    146. Palau 142.00
    147. Grenada 140.00
    148. Iceland 140.00
    149. Liberia 139.50
    150. France 139.00
    151. Malta 139.00
    152. Austria 131.00
    153. Canada 131.00
    154. Denmark 130.00
    155. Micronesia 128.00
    156. Cyprus 127.00
    157. Rwanda 124.00
    158. Swaziland 122.00
    159. Sweden 122.00
    160. Vanuatu 120.00
    161. Marshall Islands 120.00
    162. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 119.00
    163. Netherlands 119.00
    164. Dominica 117.00
    165. United Kingdom 110.00
    166. Saint Lucia 110.00
    167. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 108.00
    168. Australia 105.00
    169. Comoros 100.00
    170. Kuwait 98.00
    171. Finland 93.00
    172. Seychelles 85.00
    173. Bhutan 85.00
    174. Estonia 84.00
    175. Norway 83.00
    176. Ireland 82.00
    177. Djibouti 82.00
    178. Solomon Islands 80.00
    179. Brunei 76.50
    180. Hong Kong 74.00
    181. Oman 68.00
    182. Saudi Arabia 67.00
    183. Singapore 66.50
    184. Switzerland 63.00
    185. Luxembourg 55.00
    186. San Marino 52.00
    187. Qatar 41.00
    188. Bahrain 27.00
    189. United Arab Emirates 12.00
    190. Somalia 0.00

    Time is recorded in hours per year. The indicator measures the time taken to prepare, file and pay three major types of taxes and contributions: the corporate income tax, value added or sales tax, and labor taxes, including payroll taxes and social contributions. Preparation time includes the time to collect all information necessary to compute the tax payable and to calculate the amount payable. If separate accounting books must be kept for tax purposes—or separate calculations made—the time associated with these processes is included. This extra time is included only if the regular accounting work is not enough to fulfill the tax accounting requirements. Filing time includes the time to complete all necessary tax return forms and file the relevant returns at the tax authority.

    Source: World Bank