NorthgateArinso (internationally now known as NGA Human Resources) recently released their Payroll Complexity Index, outlining the 10 most complex countries from a Payroll perspective.
Australia was not one of them.
The countries with the most overall payroll complexity are:
How was the list determined?
723 submissions across 35 different countries from a variety of sources including – subject matter experts in payroll, local payroll consultants, outsourcing experts, and system engineers responsible for updating global payroll systems.
The report looks at five key areas:
Personally I would have expected to see Australia listed, but then the only other countries I have experienced payroll systems are the USA, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Australia only receives a single mention through the whole report – our tax filing requirements are yearly in the same light as USA and Singapore.
Some eye opening facts from the report:
The report is an interesting read. If you are involved in Payroll in any manner I would suggest you download a copy from the NGA Human Resource web site.
Do you agree with the findings? Or should Australia have been listed in the top 10?