Paying Taxes: The Canadian Summary

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Canada ranks 1st among G7 nations for ease of paying taxes.

Paying Taxes 2018, now in its 12th edition, continues to be a unique report from PwC and the World Bank Group. It is the only piece of research which, by using a small to medium-sized domestic case study company, measures and assesses the ease of paying taxes across 190 economies.

The ranking for each participating economy is based on the:

  • Total tax & contribution rate — 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
  • Post-filing index – obtaining a VAT refund, correcting a corporate income tax return and dealing with corresponding tax audits 
     
Canada Ease of paying taxes - ranking
2018 16
2017 17
2016 9
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 (%) Post-filing index
Canada 16 8 131 20.9 73.23
France 54 9 139 62.2 92.40
Germany 41 9 218 48.9 97.67
Italy 112 14 238 48.0 52.39
Japan 68 14 151 47.4 71.69
UK 23 8 110 30.7 71.0
US 36 11 175 43.8 94.04


 

Contact us

Peter van Dijk
PwC National Tax Policy Leader - Canada
Tel: +1 416 687 8204
Email

Sharon Mitchell
Tel: +1 416 869 8670
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