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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

Doing Business score

This measure helps assess the absolute level of performance over time. It captures the gap of each economy from the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. An economy’s ease of doing business score is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest and 100 represents the best performance. For example, an ease of doing business score of 75 in Doing Business 2020 means an economy was 25 percentage points away from the best performance constructed across all economies and across time. A score of 80 in Doing Business 2021 would indicate the economy is improving. Read more...