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Tax preparation time: The average for 2016 was 252.66 hours. The highest value was in Brazil: 2038 hours and the lowest value was in UA Emirates: 12 hours. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Tax preparation time.
Tax preparation time, in hours, 2016
(hours, Source: The World Bank (doing business survey))
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.