The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria

Tax evasion is among the major societal problems inhibiting development in developing countries. Literature exposes that tax evasion also denote some of the difficulties in raising revenue in Nigeria.This study assessed the determinants of tax evasion in Gombe state (a state in Nigeria). The study w...

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Main Authors: Mansor, Muzainah, Gurama, Zakariya’u
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spelling my.uum.repo.214952017-04-05T07:31:55Z http://repo.uum.edu.my/21495/ The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria Mansor, Muzainah Gurama, Zakariya’u HJ Public Finance Tax evasion is among the major societal problems inhibiting development in developing countries. Literature exposes that tax evasion also denote some of the difficulties in raising revenue in Nigeria.This study assessed the determinants of tax evasion in Gombe state (a state in Nigeria). The study was conducted through a survey research design.A questionnaire was used to gather primary data from 303 randomly selected public and private sector personal taxpayers in Gombe.The results of the analysis show that tax system, income level and education level have significant positive relationship with tax evasion.On the other hand, tax rate and corruption (CR) have positive but insignificant relationship with tax evasion.This study recommends that necessary measures should be taken by the tax authority to improve revenue collection and reduce tax evasion. It is also proposed that campaign against CR, public enlightens on tax matters and revision of tax processes should be undertaken. EconJournals 2016 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en cc4_by http://repo.uum.edu.my/21495/1/IJEFI%206%20S7%202016%20165-170.pdf Mansor, Muzainah and Gurama, Zakariya’u (2016) The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6 (S7). pp. 165-170. ISSN 2146-4138 http://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/3601
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Mansor, Muzainah
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The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria
description Tax evasion is among the major societal problems inhibiting development in developing countries. Literature exposes that tax evasion also denote some of the difficulties in raising revenue in Nigeria.This study assessed the determinants of tax evasion in Gombe state (a state in Nigeria). The study was conducted through a survey research design.A questionnaire was used to gather primary data from 303 randomly selected public and private sector personal taxpayers in Gombe.The results of the analysis show that tax system, income level and education level have significant positive relationship with tax evasion.On the other hand, tax rate and corruption (CR) have positive but insignificant relationship with tax evasion.This study recommends that necessary measures should be taken by the tax authority to improve revenue collection and reduce tax evasion. It is also proposed that campaign against CR, public enlightens on tax matters and revision of tax processes should be undertaken.
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title The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria
title_short The determinants of tax evasion in Gomba state Nigeria
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