What we can learn from tax regimes in 1901 economies around the world
PwC and the World Bank Group reveal the power of technological advances for taxpayers and tax administrations.
The Paying Taxes Report is based on data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study. As the World Bank has paused the release of Doing Business 2021, this has in turn paused the release of Paying Taxes 2021. We will update our website with a release date once further information is available.
Paying Taxes, an annual study from PwC and the World Bank Group, helps governments and businesses understand how their tax systems compare on the global stage and helps tax administrations learn from what others are doing.
Now in its 15th edition, this year’s study looks at how advances in technology make paying taxes easier. With 16 years of data and comparative analysis on the tax systems in 191 economies, Paying Taxes lets you see the impact of digital innovation around the world.
Learn what technologies are currently available for tax compliance, how they’re being implemented and the ways in which you can use them to reduce administrative burdens. See what other economies are doing to improve the neutrality of their VAT systems by enhancing the process of VAT refunds. Dive deeper into the most prominent tax policy shifts and tax policy issues.
Focus on what matters: Key findings on paying taxes | Duration: 2:14
Use the drop-down menu below to explore in more detail the changes in individual economies and see how these have impacted the global averages for the Total Tax and Contribution Rate, the time to comply and the number of payments sub-indicators.