Time To Prepare And Pay Taxes (hours)

Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, Brazil ranked the highest in Time To Prepare And Pay Taxes (hours) with 2,600 hours followed by Bolivia and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was United Arab Emirates with 12.0 hours, Qatar with 41.0 hours and Luxembourg with 55.0 hours.

Average Time To Prepare And Pay Taxes (hours) reached 264 hours in 2014 in the World. This is 1.23% less than in the previous year and 0% the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average Time To Prepare And Pay Taxes (hours) reached an all time high of 330 hours in 2005 and an all time low of 264 hours in 2014. The average annual growth amounted to -2.43% since 2005.

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Country Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan hours       275 275 275 275 275    
Albania hours       368 368 360 371 357    
Algeria hours       451 451 451 451 451    
Angola hours       272 272 282 282 282    
Argentina hours       453 453 453 415 405    
Armenia hours       581 581 581 500 380    
Australia hours       107 107 109 109 109    
Austria hours       170 170 170 170 170    
Azerbaijan hours       376 376 306 225 214    
Bahamas hours ... ...   58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0    
Bahrain hours ... ...   60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0    
Bangladesh hours       302 302 302 302 302    
Belarus hours       987 900 798 654 338    
Belgium hours       156 156 156 156 156    
Belize hours       147 147 147 147 147    
Benin hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Bhutan hours       274 274 274 274 274    
Bolivia hours       1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,025    
Bosnia and Herzegovina hours       428 422 422 422 407    
Botswana hours       140 140 152 152 152    
Brazil hours       2,600 2,600 2,600 2,600 2,600    
Brunei hours ...     144 144 144 96.0 96.0    
Bulgaria hours       616 616 616 500 454    
Burkina Faso hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Burundi hours       140 140 211 274 274    
Cambodia hours       137 173 173 173 173    
Cameroon hours       654 654 654 654 654    
Canada hours       119 119 131 131 131    
Central African Republic hours       504 504 504 504 483    
Chad hours       732 732 732 732 732    
Chile hours       316 316 316 316 291    
China hours       464 464 358 358 338    
Colombia hours       256 208 208 193 203    
Comoros hours       100 100 100 100 100    
Congo hours       606 606 606 606 606    
Costa Rica hours       282 282 272 246 226    
Croatia hours       196 196 196 196 196    
Cyprus hours ... ... ... 149 149 149 149 147    
Czech Republic hours       808 613 557 557 413    
Dem. Republic of the Congo hours       308 308 336 336 336    
Denmark hours       135 135 135 135 130    
Djibouti hours       66.0 66.0 90.0 82.0 82.0    
Dominican Republic hours       480 324 324 324 324    
East Timor hours       640 276 276 276 276    
Ecuador hours       600 600 654 654 654    
Egypt hours       711 480 433 433 392    
El Salvador hours       320 320 320 320 320    
Equatorial Guinea hours       492 492 492 492 492    
Eritrea hours       216 216 216 216 216    
Estonia hours       81.0 81.0 81.0 81.0 81.0    
Ethiopia hours       198 198 198 198 306    
European Union hours       240 228 220 204 192    
Fiji hours       140 150 163 163 163    
Finland hours       269 243 243 93.0 93.0    
France hours       132 132 132 132 132    
Gabon hours       488 488 488 488 488    
Gambia hours       376 376 376 376 376    
Georgia hours       387 387 387 387 280    
Germany hours       196 196 215 221 207    
Ghana hours       224 224 224 224 224    
Greece hours       224 224 224 224 202    
Guatemala hours       344 344 344 344 332    
Guinea hours       416 416 416 416 416    
Guinea Bissau hours       208 208 208 208 208    
Guyana hours       288 288 288 263 263    
Haiti hours       184 184 184 184 184    
Honduras hours       224 224 224 224 224    
Hong Kong hours       80.0 80.0 80.0 80.0 78.0    
Hungary hours       330 330 277 277 277    
Iceland hours       140 140 140 140 140    
India hours       271 271 258 254 243    
Indonesia hours       266 266 266 266 259    
Iraq hours       312 312 312 312 312    
Iran hours       344 344 344 344 344    
Ireland hours       76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 80.0    
Israel hours       230 230 235 235 235    
Italy hours       314 314 285 285 269    
Ivory Coast hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Jamaica hours       414 414 414 414 368    
Japan hours       355 355 355 330 330    
Jordan hours       136 101 101 116 151    
Kazakhstan hours       271 271 271 188 188    
Kenya hours       417 417 393 393 340    
Kosovo hours ... ... ... ... 163 163 164 164    
Kuwait hours       98.0 98.0 98.0 98.0 98.0    
Kyrgyzstan hours       202 232 202 210 210    
Laos hours       560 362 362 362 362    
Latvia hours       239 239 253 250 224    
Lebanon hours       180 180 180 180 180    
Lesotho hours       324 324 324 324 324    
Liberia hours ...     158 158 158 158 158    
Libya hours ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 889    
Lithuania hours       166 166 175 175 175    
Luxembourg hours ...     59.0 59.0 59.0 59.0 59.0    
Macedonia hours       150 150 119 119 119    
Madagascar hours       238 201 201 201 201    
Malawi hours       292 157 157 157 175    
Malaysia hours       145 145 145 133 133    
Maldives hours       0 0 0 0 252    
Mali hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Malta hours ... ... ... ... ... ... 139 139    
Mauritania hours       696 696 696 696 696    
Mauritius hours       161 161 161 161 161    
Mexico hours       549 517 404 347 337    
Moldova hours       234 228 228 228 220    
Mongolia hours       204 192 192 192 192    
Montenegro hours ...     372 372 372 372 320    
Morocco hours       358 358 358 238 238    
Mozambique hours       230 230 230 230 230    
Myanmar hours ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 155    
Namibia hours       339 339 339 339 314    
Nepal hours       408 338 338 326 326    
Netherlands hours       180 164 134 127 127    
New Zealand hours       172 172 172 172 152    
Nicaragua hours       240 240 222 207 207    
Niger hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Nigeria hours       938 938 938 938 956    
Norway hours       87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0    
Oman hours       62.0 62.0 62.0 62.0 62.0    
Pakistan hours       560 560 560 560 560    
Palestine hours       170 170 170 170 170    
Panama hours       482 482 482 482 431    
Papua New Guinea hours       194 194 194 194 207    
Paraguay hours       328 328 311 387 387    
Peru hours       424 380 380 309 293    
Philippines hours       195 195 195 195 193    
Poland hours       418 395 325 296 286    
Portugal hours       328 328 298 275 275    
Puerto Rico hours       218 218 218 218 218    
Qatar hours ... ...   36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 48.0    
Romania hours       202 202 228 222 216    
Russia hours       448 320 320 290 177    
Rwanda hours       160 160 148 148 134    
Saudi Arabia hours       79.0 79.0 79.0 79.0 72.0    
Senegal hours       666 666 666 666 666    
Serbia hours       279 279 279 279 279    
Seychelles hours       76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0    
Sierra Leone hours       399 357 357 357 357    
Singapore hours       84.0 84.0 84.0 84.0 82.0    
Slovakia hours       325 257 257 231 207    
Slovenia hours       260 260 260 260 260    
South Africa hours       200 200 200 200 200    
South Korea hours       250 250 250 225 207    
South Sudan hours ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 218    
Spain hours       234 213 197 187 167    
Sri Lanka hours       256 256 256 256 254    
Sudan hours       180 180 180 180 180    
Suriname hours       199 199 199 199 199    
Swaziland hours       104 104 104 104 104    
Sweden hours       122 122 122 122 122    
Switzerland hours       63.0 63.0 63.0 63.0 63.0    
Syria hours       336 336 336 336 336    
Tajikistan hours       224 224 224 224 224    
Tanzania hours       172 172 172 172 172    
Thailand hours       264 264 264 264 264    
Togo hours       270 270 270 270 270    
Trinidad and Tobago hours       210 210 210 210 210    
Tunisia hours       228 228 144 144 144    
Turkey hours       223 223 226 226 226    
Uganda hours       222 161 161 213 213    
Ukraine hours       860 736 657 657 491    
United Arab Emirates hours       12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0    
United Kingdom hours       336 336 336 336 310    
USA hours       187 187 187 187 175    
Uruguay hours       187 187 187 187 175    
Uzbekistan hours       205 205 205 205 205    
Venezuela hours       864 864 864 864 792    
Vietnam hours       1,050 1,050 941 941 872    
Yemen hours       248 248 248 248 248    
Zambia hours       183 183 183 183 132    
Zimbabwe hours       256 270 242 242 242    
World hours       299 287 282 275 268