Paying Taxes 2020

The changing landscape of tax policy and administration across 190 economies


Paying Taxes, an annual study from PwC and the World Bank Group, helps governments and businesses understand how their tax systems compare on the global stage and helps tax administrations learn from what others are doing.

Now in its 14th edition, this year’s study looks at how advances in technology make paying taxes easier. With 15 years of data and comparative analysis on the tax systems in 190 economies, Paying Taxes lets you see the impact of digital innovation around the world. 

Learn what technologies are currently available for tax compliance, how they’re being implemented and the ways in which you can use them to reduce administrative burdens. See what other economies are doing to improve the neutrality of their VAT systems by enhancing the process of VAT refunds. Dive deeper into the most prominent tax policy shifts and tax policy issues.

Key findings


On average, for the case study company, technology continues to make it easier to file and pay taxes, while the Total Tax and Contribution Rate is almost unchanged.

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Peter Ng

Peter Ng

Asia Pacific and China Tax Leader, PwC China

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Rex Chan

Partner, PwC China

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Jessica Zhang

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