How Long Does it Take to Prepare Taxes?

Time to Prepare and Pay Taxes (hours), 2016
Economy | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2016, Brazil ranked the highest in time to prepare and pay taxes with 2,038 hours followed by Bolivia and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was United Arab Emirates with 12.0 hours, Bahrain with 27.0 hours and Qatar with 41.0 hours.

Average time to prepare and pay taxes reached 251 hours in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.11 % less than in the previous year and -30.2 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average time to prepare and pay taxes reached an all time high of 329 hours in 2005 and an all time low of 251 hours in 2016. The average annual growth amounted to -2.43 % since 2005.

Data for more countries are available at Time to Prepare and Pay Taxes indicator page.