St. Lucia

Ease of Doing Business in

St. Lucia

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for St. Lucia. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 183,598
GNI Per Capita (US$) 7,090
City covered Castries
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
77 73 down -4

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

64.20 64.19 down 0.01

Paying Taxes

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Paying Taxes

This data shows the tax that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as measures of the administrative burden in paying taxes. These measures include the number of payments an entrepreneur must make; the number of hours spent preparing, filing, and paying; and the percentage of their profits they must pay in taxes.

DB 2016 Rank 83 DB 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

78 Change in Rank down-5
DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

75.04 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

75.04 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

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Indicator St. Lucia Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Payments (number per year)
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Payments (number per year)

The total number of payments per year. The indicator reflects the total number of taxes and contributions paid, the method of payment, the frequency of payment, the frequency of filing and the number of agencies involved for the standardized case study company during the second year of operation.

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35.0 30.1 11.1
Time (hours per year)
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Time (hours per year)

The time it takes to prepare, file and pay (or withhold) the corporate income tax, value added or sales tax, and labor taxes, including payroll taxes and social contributions (in hours per year).

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110.0 361.0 176.6
Total tax rate (% of profit)
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Total tax rate (% of profit)

The total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by the business in the second year of operation, expressed as a share of commercial profits.

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34.7 47.7 41.2
Profit tax (% of profit)
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Profit tax (% of profit)

The amount of taxes on profits paid by the business as a percentage of commercial profit.

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25.8 20.0 14.9
Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)
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Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)

The amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business as a percentage of commercial profits.

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5.6 13.2 24.1
Other taxes (% of profit)
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Other taxes (% of profit)

The amount of taxes and mandatory contributions paid by the business as a percentage of commercial profit that are not already included in the categories of profit or labor taxes.

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3.3 13.6 1.7
Tax or mandatory contribution Payments (number) Notes on Payments Time (hours) Statutory tax rate Tax base Total tax rate (% of profit) Notes on TTR
Corporate income tax 4 11 30% taxable profit 25.82
Employer paid - Social security contributions 12 51 5% gross salaries 5.64
Property transfer tax (stamp duty) 1 4.325% sale price 2.62
Property tax 1 0.4% property value 0.55
Vehicle tax 1 size or capacity of vehicle 0.06
Tax on insurance contracts 1 3% insurance premium 0.03
Tax on check transactions 1 30 cents per check 0.01
Fuel tax 1 included in fuel price 0.00
Stamp duty on contracts 1 varies type of contract 0.00 small amount
VAT 12 48 0% 8% 15% Value of Goods or Services unless exempted 0.00
Employee paid - Social security contributions 0 jointly 5% gross salaries 0.00 withheld
Totals: 35.00 110.00 34.7

Notes:
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.

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