Guatemala - Ease of doing business

New business density (new registrations per 1,000 people ages 15-64)

New business density (new registrations per 1,000 people ages 15-64) in Guatemala was 0.64 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 7 years was 0.75 in 2008, while its lowest value was 0.64 in 2011.

Definition: New businesses registered are the number of new limited liability corporations registered in the calendar year.

Source: World Bank's Entrepreneurship Survey and database (http://econ.worldbank.org/research/entrepreneurship).

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Year Value
2004 0.65
2005 0.64
2006 0.70
2007 0.70
2008 0.75
2009 0.68
2010 0.65
2011 0.64

Delay in obtaining an electrical connection (days)

Definition: Delay in obtaining an electrical connection is the average wait, in days, experienced to obtain an electrical connection from the day an establishment applies for it to the day it receives the service.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2006 35.30
2010 17.80

Power outages in firms in a typical month (number)

Definition: Power outages are the average number of power outages that establishments experience in a typical month.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2006 1.20
2010 2.30

Time required to get electricity (days)

Definition: Time required to get electricity is the number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2009 39.00
2010 39.00
2011 39.00
2012 39.00

Firms that do not report all sales for tax purposes (% of firms)

Definition: Firms that do not report all sales for tax purposes are the percentage of firms that expressed that a typical firm reports less than 100 percent of sales for tax purposes; such firms are termed "informal firms."

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2006 44.17

Firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials (% of firms)

Definition: Firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials is the percentage of firms that answered positively to the question "was a gift or informal payment expected or requested during a meeting with tax officials?"

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2006 3.80
2010 3.90

Labor tax and contributions (% of commercial profits)

Definition: Labor tax and contributions is the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2012 14.30

Other taxes payable by businesses (% of commercial profits)

Definition: Other taxes payable by businesses include the amounts paid for property taxes, turnover taxes, and other small taxes such as municipal fees and vehicle and fuel taxes.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2012 0.70

Profit tax (% of commercial profits)

Definition: Profit tax is the amount of taxes on profits paid by the business.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2012 25.90

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Business environment