Paying Taxes 2015: The Canadian Summary

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For four of the last five years, Canada sits in the Top 10 global ranking for ease of paying taxes

Paying Taxes is a unique study from PwC, World Bank and IFC. Now in its tenth year, the study provides data on tax systems in 189 economies around the world, with an ability to monitor tax reform. The ranking for each participating economy is based on the:

  • The total tax rate — firm tax liability as a per cent of profits before all taxes borne
  • Time — the number of hours per year to prepare, file returns and pay taxes
  • Payments — the number of tax payments per year
 

Ease of paying taxes

2015

9

2014

8

2013

8

2012

11

2011

10

2010

28

Ease of paying taxes across the G7

Country

Overall paying taxes ranking

Total tax payments

Time to comply (number of hours)

Total tax rate (%)

Canada

9 8 131 21

France

95 8 137 66.6

Germany

68 9 218 48.8

Italy

141 15 269 65.4

Japan

122 14 330 51.3

UK

16 8 110 33.7

US

47 11 175 43.8