Paying Taxes 2014

Get ahead of the game with insight into paying taxes wherever you do business

The key themes and findings

How have business tax systems changed over the last nine years, in your economy and abroad? In what new ways are tax authorities levying taxes today? And what tax reforms are governments implementing around the world?

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Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes.

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Total tax cost... number of payments... compliance burden. How does your economy compare to others around the world?

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The trends: global and regional

It’s not enough to know where you’ve been. You also need to analyse where your burden of taxation may be heading. Have a look at the global trends over the past nine years for each of the sub-indicators, including the many types of taxation you face.

What do the trends indicate for the future of paying taxes?

Key facts by economy

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Total Tax Rate
Time (hours)
Number of payments

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An overview by PwC and the World Bank

PwC's Andrew Packman and Neville Howlett and World Bank-IFC's Augusto Lopez-Claros, and Rita Ramalho discuss the key findings in the Paying Taxes 2014 report.