We are pleased to announce the release of Paying Taxes 2013, the seventh edition of our joint annual report with the World Bank and IFC. This is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 185 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes. Paying Taxes looks not only at corporate income tax, but at all of the taxes and contributions that a domestic medium-size case study company must pay. It considers the full impact of all these taxes in terms of both their tax cost and their compliance burden on business.
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As in previous years, the report is expected to be a catalyst for some interesting debate on tax systems and tax reform, with businesses, governments, and tax authorities around the world. This year there is a particular focus on the trends in the data over the eight years included in the study, and on how the results vary across eight geographical regions. Some of the key findings include:
We hope you find this report useful. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information or would like to discuss any of the findings from the study in more detail.