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."

Description: The map below shows how Firms that do not report all sales for tax purposes (% of firms) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Liberia, with a value of 97.32. The country with the lowest value in the world is Pakistan, with a value of 7.57.

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

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Original Source Notes: Most surveys were administered using the Enterprise Surveys methodology as outlined in the Methodology page which can be found from www.enterprisesurveys.org. For surveys which did not strictly adhere to the global Enterprise Surveys methodology, plus Afghanistan, any inference from one of these surveys is representative only for the data sample itself, not the country level.

Periodicity: Annual