publication . Article . 2013

DO PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES MAKE TAXPAYERS MORE COMPLIANT? THE VIEW OF AUSTRALIAN TAX EVADERS

Dr Ken Devos;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Far East Journal of Psychology and Business, volume 12 No 1 Paper 1 July, issue 1 July, pages 1-9
Abstract
The tax compliance literature indicates that many factors, including, economic, social, psychological and demographic, impact upon the compliance behaviour of individual taxpayers. This study explores the relationship, if any, that exists between selected tax compliance and demographic variables and the compliance behaviour of Australian individual tax evaders. The study employed a mixed method research approach comprising both a survey and interviews. The findings revealed that tax law enforcement measures and to a lesser degree penalties and detection, did impact upon the compliance behaviour of tax evaders. The studys results provide useful information for ta...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Tax, Penalty, Tax Evaders, Enforcement, Taxation., jel:M1
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