The managerial benefits of tax compliance: perception by small business taxpayers

Lignier, Philip (2009) The managerial benefits of tax compliance: perception by small business taxpayers. eJournal of Tax Research, 7(2), pp. 106-133.

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Research undertaken in 2006 – 2007 investigated the perception of managerial benefits of tax compliance by small business taxpayers. Survey data from a sample of 300 small business taxpayers and responses to semi-structured interviews of owner managers were examined. The study found that a majority of small business taxpayers recognised that tax compliance activities led to better record keeping and to an improved knowledge of their financial affairs. However, there seemed to be a general reluctance by respondents to accept the idea that benefits could be derived as a result of complying with tax. The findings of this study are important as it is the first research that systematically investigated managerial benefits and their perception by small business taxpayers in Australia.

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ID Code: 30151
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Tax Compliance benefits, Small Business
ISSN: 1448-2398
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Taxation Accounting (150107)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Atax, The University of New South Wales
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2010 22:53
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:55

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