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The TMF Group Report Reveals the top Ten Simplest Jurisdictions: France and Poland Among the Complexest Countries To Operate In Globally; Ireland and The Netherlands Known The Top Ten The Most Complex Countries

The TMF Group Report Reveals the top Ten Simplest Jurisdictions: France and Poland Among the Complexest Countries To Operate In Globally; Ireland and The Netherlands Known The Top Ten The Most Complex Countries

- France is the second most complex country to do business, according to the Global Business Complexity Index (GBCI), a report by the leading professional services firm, TMF Group. Since EMEA, France is joined by Poland in the top five of the rankings, which is the tenth least business friendly country in which to operate.

The study analyses rules, regulations, tax rates, penalties and compliance issues across 77 jurisdictions. These accounts account for 92% of the world's total GDP and 95 percent of net global FDI flows. In total, 292 indicators are tracked annually and provide insights on key issues of business, including incorporation timelines, payroll and benefits requirements, and compliance procedures.

France's second place is driven by complex accounting and tax processes, a heavily employee-centric HR regulation, and specialized requirements for reporting based on local language requirements. France is one of the first jurisdictions to implement the SAF-T EU (an electronic exchange for accounting data) in addition to the European Union's first and second digits. Despite the introduction of "Business France" a website that helps foreign companies to keep their accounting standards conform to the French accounting rules, businesses may still struggle because of the constant changes to these standards. HR and payroll are also heavily regulated, and employment litigation is usually favoring employees. A worker without performance can take up to twelve weeks, or perhaps even one week in Ireland, for example.

Poland, 34th in Poland. Thy thy sonore is a liar. The tenth of the most complex country in the world in 2020, is now the smallest business friendly country to operate in globally. In an always evolving legislative scenario, the business is limited in time to react and implement changes in accordance with new laws. In addition, despite the government having adopted electronic signatures, Poland doesn't accept many international signature providers, and instead require signature from specific local providers. This adds complexity to the jurisdiction's jurisdiction.

The report finds that EMEA remains a region where countries like the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland represent renowned locations for multinational organisations, ranking 70. thy s thou b h n m u d o e l yt i a c p r f. 74 and 73 respectively. thy a nauseous yawniae tytta. Those 77 researched were analyzed, respectively, for business complexity. Both offer stable and fair regulatory environments, advanced, digitalised and competitive tax regimes, and educated, highly skilled and service-oriented workforces.

Countries such as South Africa and UAE require that businesses only register with one tax authority during incorporation process. In these jurisdictions, the average time to set up a company is between two and three weeks, meaning that incorporation is relatively straightforward.

In general, EMEA, together with the APAC, is a region with strong state intervention to invest in digitalisation, to reduce processes and to help reduce bureaucracy. EMEA has also made some progress with more progressive HR benefits, such as childcare and housing and social care. These are now mandated for permanent employees in many jurisdictions.

Juraj Gerzeni, Head of EMEA Management at TMF Group commented: "2021 was a difficult year because of the pandemic, but it was positive that we found out how the companies and the local governments were The region is marked by different approaches, but resilience is the common factor. It's very good to see how countries like France willing to undergo a series of overhauls to attract international investors.

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For more information, please contact us at : Giampaolo Arghittu, Global External Communications Manager, TMF Group[email protected] T: +44 7983314989, Phone + 44 7993315889 - a.m

Daniel Resendes, External Communication Executive, TMF Group[email protected] T: +55 11 9 97892 3227 - apex

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