Paying taxes 2009: The global picture

This unique joint study by PwC's Tax practice and the World Bank compares tax regimes in 181 countries around the world, and ranks them according to the relative ease of paying taxes by focusing on the number of tax payments a company has to make, the time it takes to comply and the total tax rate, in order to determine the overall ease of paying taxes.

The study uses the methodology of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Total Tax Contribution framework that is designed to help companies identify their true tax contribution, either in a particular country or on a global basis.