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Paying Taxes Indicator - What it measures, Why it matters, What are the results, and good practices?

The Paying Taxes indicator of the Doing Business Report records the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium size company must pay in a given year as well as measures of the administrative burden of paying taxes and contributions and complying with post-filing procedures. This webinar will drill down on how exactly this indicator is measured, why is it relevant, data on Paying Taxes, and what are the international good practices.

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About the Presenters

Joanna Nasr

Joanna Nasr, a private sector development specialist, joined the Doing Business team in October 2007 to work on the resolving insolvency indicator. She currently leads the Paying Taxes indicator and prior to that she was leading the research team for the getting credit (credit information) indicator. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Nasr worked for 2 years in political economics research specific to the Middle East and North Africa region at the American University of Beirut. Nasr is the author of numerous published articles on financial and research economics. Ms. Nasr holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and finance and a Master degree in financial economics, both from the American University of Beirut. Ms. Nasr holds also an advanced postgraduate degree in government (comparative politics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was a Chevening scholar. She speaks French and Arabic.

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Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.

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Paying Taxes Indicator - What it measures, Why it matters, What are the results, and good practices?


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Furthermore transparency of government and trust of tax payers are essential


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