Paying Taxes in


Below is a detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as administrative burden in paying taxes and complying with postfiling procedures.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed on June 1, 2016 covering for the Paying Taxes indicator calendar year 2015 (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015).

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Tax or mandatory contribution Payments (number) Notes on Payments Time (hours) Statutory tax rate Tax base Total tax rate (% of profit) Notes on TTR
Turnover tax by City of Buenos Aires 1 online 3% turnover 53.21
Employer paid - Social security contributions 1 online 84 23% gross salaries 25.94
Tax on financial (check) transactions 1 0.6% any amount debited or credited to bank accounts 17.25
Corporate income tax 1 online 91 35% taxable profit 3.90
Labor risk insurance 0 jointly 3% (+ AR$ 0.6 per employee per month) gross salaries 3.40
Stamp tax on sale of a real estate 1 50% of 3.6% sale price 1.09
Property tax 1 online varies (0,582% plus AR$ 14,364 ) fiscal value of building and land 0.97
Vehicle tax 1 online 2.3% fiscal value of vehicle 0.27
Tax on interest income 0 withheld 3% interest income 0.08 included in other taxes
Value added tax (VAT) 1 online 184 21% value added 0.00 not included
Employer paid - Payroll tax 0 jointly 17% gross salaries 0.00 withheld
Subway tax 0 jointly 10% vehicle tax paid 0.00 included in other taxes
Fuel tax 1 AR 0.81/liter liter consumption 0.00 small amount
Totals: 9 359 106
  • Taxes by type Answer
    Profit tax (% of profit) 3.9
    Labor tax and contributions (% of profit) 29.3
    Other taxes (% of profit) 108.1
    Answer Score
    Postfiling index (0-100) 17.0
    VAT refunds 0.0
    Does VAT/GST exist? Yes
    Frequency of VAT/GST refund submission monthly
    Does a VAT/GST refund process exist per the case study? No
    Restrictions on VAT refund process Restricted to international traders
    Likelihood of VAT audit N/A
    Time to comply with VAT refund (hours) N/A 0.0
    Time to obtain a VAT refund (weeks) N/A 0.0
    Corporate income tax audits 67.9
    Does corporate income tax exist? Yes
    Likelihood of corporate income tax audit Likely
    Time to comply with a corporate income tax audit (hours) 19.0 67.9
    Time to complete a corporate income tax audit (weeks) 37.7 0.0
    Administrative appeal process
    First level administrative appeal authority Tax Authority
    Is the appeal authority independent? Independent department within tax office
    Are appeal guidelines accessible to the public? Yes
    Source of appeal guidelines other
    Is there a legal time limit for the appeal authority to issue a decision on the tax appeal? Yes
    Legal time limit 20 days


Name of taxes have been standardized. For instance income tax, profit tax, tax on company's income are all named corporate income tax in this table.

The hours for VAT include all the VAT and sales taxes applicable.

The hours for Social Security include all the hours for labor taxes and mandatory contributions in general.

The postfiling index is the average of the scores on time to comply with VAT refund, time to obtain a VAT refund, time to comply with a corporate income tax audit and time to complete a corporate income tax audit.

N/A = Not applicable.