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REVEALED: World's 20 best tax regimes

PricewaterhouseCoopers counts down the world's least demanding tax frameworks

REVEALED: World's 20 best tax regimes
20. Seychelles

\nAverage rate of tax: 25.7 percent

\nNumber of payments: 76

\nTime to comply (hours): 27

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19. Norway

\nAverage rate of tax: 41.6 percent

\nNumber of payments: 87

\nTime to comply (hours): 4

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18. Switzerland

\nAverage rate of tax: 30.2 percent

\nNumber of payments: 63

\nTime to comply (hours): 19

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17. Kazakhstan

\nAverage rate of tax: 28.6 percent

\nNumber of payments: 188

\nTime to comply (hours): 7

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16. UK

\nAverage rate of tax: 35.5 percent

\nNumber of payments: 110

\nTime to comply (hours): 8

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15. Malaysia

\nAverage rate of tax: 24.5 percent

\nNumber of payments: 133

\nTime to comply (hours): 13

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14. Luxembourg

\nAverage rate of tax: 21 percent

\nNumber of payments: 59

\nTime to comply (hours): 23

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13. Denmark

\nAverage rate of tax: 27.7 percent

\nNumber of payments: 130

\nTime to comply (hours): 10

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12. Mauritius

\nAverage rate of tax: 28.5 percent

\nNumber of payments: 161

\nTime to comply (hours): 7

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11. Kuwait

\nAverage rate of tax: 10.7 percent

\nNumber of payments: 98

\nTime to comply (hours): 12

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10. Oman

\nAverage rate of tax: 22 percent

\nNumber of payments: 62

\nTime to comply (hours): 14

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9. Kiribati

\nAverage rate of tax: 31.8 percent

\nNumber of payments: 120

\nTime to comply (hours): 7

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8. Canada

\nAverage rate of tax: 26.9 percent

\nNumber of payments: 131

\nTime to comply (hours): 8

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7. Bahrain

\nAverage rate of tax: 13.9 percent

\nNumber of payments: 36

\nTime to comply (hours): 13

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6. Republic of Ireland

\nAverage rate of tax: 26.4 percent

\nNumber of payments: 80

\nTime to comply (hours): 8

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5. Singapore

\nAverage rate of tax: 27.6 percent

\nNumber of payments: 82

\nTime to comply (hours): 5

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4. Hong Kong SAR

\nAverage rate of tax: 23 percent

\nNumber of payments: 78

\nTime to comply (hours): 3

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3. Saudi Arabia

\nAverage rate of tax: 14.5 percent

\nNumber of payments: 72

\nTime to comply (hours): 3

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2. Qatar

\nAverage rate of tax: 11.3 percent

\nNumber of payments: 48

\nTime to comply (hours): 4

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1. UAE

\nAverage rate of tax: 14. 9 percent

\nNumber of payments: 12

\nTime to comply (hours): 4