PwC publishes 'Worldwide Tax Summaries - Corporate Taxes 2017/18’

Rates and rules from 157 countries at a glance

7 September 2017 - PwC has published its annual Worldwide Tax Summaries - Corporate Taxes 2017/18, the latest compilation of worldwide corporate tax rates and rules. 

As governments across the globe are looking for greater tax transparency and with an increase in cross-border activities, tax professionals can use the guide to access the current tax rates and other major tax law features in a wide range of countries.

The free guide, accessible to all, is written by local PwC tax specialists across the globe and features 157 country summaries with over 2700 pages of data covering countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

The guide features recent changes in tax legislation and includes key information about corporate income taxes, deductions, group taxation, credits and incentives, withholding taxes, indirect taxes and tax administration.

“Tax systems are evolving around the world all the time, and for business that means keeping up to date with all elements of tax compliance locally and internationally.” said Colm Kelly, Global Tax & Legal Services Leader, PwC.  “The increasing levels of interest every year in accessing the information online demonstrates how having the most up to date information from our experts available in an accessible way is critical to people and businesses.”

Brian Denning, PwC’s Tax & Legal Services Leader in Jamaica notes, “The Jamaican tax system has undergone extensive reform in recent years and further adjustments are anticipated.  It is critical that our local and international investors maintain an up-to-date awareness of Jamaica’s tax regime and how changes may impact their current or proposed business activities and investments in the Island.  Our annual participation in this important global PwC tax publication promotes tax awareness and education within the Jamaican business community with the knowledge and comfort that customised professional advice from PwC is just a phone call away.”

Last year, the website version received over 3.5m page views, a 40% increase on the previous year.

Notes to editors

Worldwide Tax Summaries (WWTS) is available as an ebook for download, a PDF file, and online at The WWTS website is now fully mobile compatible giving you quick and easy access to regularly updated information anytime on your mobile device.

It allows users to search for information on over 20 categories of corporate and individual tax information and is updated within approximately 30 days of significant tax developments, with dates provided for the latest revisions.  There is also a listing of tax specialists at PwC member firms around the world who can offer advice and support. Worldwide Tax Summaries content is also accessible through Tax Analysts at

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