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2023 Global Payroll Complexity Index Report

Payroll is a complex mix of people, processes and regulations. If you manage payroll across different countries, it can be even more complicated.

Countries with biggest changes in complexity ranking since 2021

Our latest edition of the Global Payroll Complexity Index ranks 40 countries in terms of how complicated it is to do payroll in those countries.

Our experts from around the world ranked the countries based on the various factors affecting payroll processing in those countries.

Top 3 most complex countries

How complex is your payroll? Take the survey.

If you manage payroll, see how complex your payroll is by taking our 2023 Company Payroll Complexity survey*

* The information provided by this survey is for illustrative purposes only and accuracy is not guaranteed. Alight is not responsible for any use of the complexity or risk score. The complexity and risk scores are based on information you provided and may not reflect actual complexity, risks or implementing or running payroll for your company. The complexity and risk scores shown are based on many factors including but not limited to the regulatory framework in a particular country and is subject to change without notice.

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