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This topic records the taxes and mandatory contributions that a standardized manufacturing company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as the administrative burden of paying taxes and contributions. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed on May 1, 2020 covering for the paying taxes indicators calendar year 2019 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019). See the methodology for more information. Video presentation of the methodology is also available.

To learn more about the results of paying taxes in calendar year 2019, see the Paying Taxes 2021 report

Other Resources

Case studies -- Download Paying Taxes case studies

Thematic report – Download Paying Taxes annual report.

Research papers -- View list of relevant research on paying taxes.

Tax Policy and Administration - View what else the World Bank is doing in this area.