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Paying Taxes

What we can learn from tax regimes in 191 economies around the world

PwC and the World Bank Group reveal the power of technological advances for taxpayers and tax administrations.

Paying Taxes, a study from PwC and the World Bank Group, was published annually from 2006 to 2019 using data from the World Bank Group's Doing Business Study. In September 2021, the World Bank announced that it has discontinued Doing Business and therefore the Paying Taxes data on this page is not current and will only be retained for reference, but will not be updated going forward.

Paying Taxes provided 15 years of data and comparative analysis on the tax systems in 191 economies to help governments and businesses understand how their tax systems compared on the global stage and to help tax administrations learn from others.

Access the Paying Taxes interactive tools

Data explorer

PwC and the World Bank Group share their 15 years of tax data from 191 economies. Take a look at how your economy compares with others using our interactive tool. Sort the numbers by geographic or economic region. Save your results.

Explore the Paying Taxes data

Economy rankings

Use this interactive tool to see your economy’s ranking for ease of paying taxes in 2018, based on four indicators: Total Tax and Contribution Rate (TTCR), time to comply, number of payments and post-filing index.

See how your economy ranks

Movements in the Paying Taxes indicators

This interactive chart shows which reforms had the greatest impact on the 2018 global average for each of the Total Tax and Contribution Rate, the time to comply and the number of payments indicators.

See where the largest changes took place

What were the largest changes to the Paying Taxes indicator in 2018?

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.


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Andrew Packman

Andrew Packman

Partner, Tax Transparency and Total Tax Contribution Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7712 666441

Tom Dane

Tom Dane

Senior Manager, Tax Transparency and Total Tax Contribution, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7715 211316

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